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Zac Efron Is Interested In Making A High School Musical Reboot Film

Zac Efron has stated that he is open to returning to the High School Musical franchise and would gladly return for a reboot picture.

Zac Efron has stated that he is open to returning to the High School Musical franchise and would gladly return for a reboot picture. In the 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie, Efron played Troy Bolton, a high school basketball star turned musical lead. The actor reprised his role as Troy in the film's sequel, High School Musical 2, in 2007, and in the trilogy's last installment, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, in 2008.

The original film, which also starred Vanessa Hudgens, became a cultural phenomenon. The franchise is still going strong today, thanks to Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. While Efron has been in more mature films such as Blumhouse's Firestarter, the Bad Neighbors trilogy, and even portrayed serial murderer Ted Bundy in 2019's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, he is still interested in returning to Disney's iconic musical franchise.


According to the New York Post, Efron expressed excitement about returning to the series when promoting Firestarter to E! News ahead of its May 13th release. In that film, he portrays Andrew Mcgee, the father, in a remake of the 1984 version of Stephen King's novel of the same name. The actor claimed in the interview that he would gladly return to the High School Musical franchise if the opportunity to rejoin and work with the original crew arose. Efron also stated that he still has positive memories of his time with the brand. See Efron's complete reaction below:

"Of course. I mean to have an opportunity in any form to go back and work with that team would be so amazing. My heart is still there. That would be incredible. I hope it happens.”

Corbin Bleu, Efron's co-star, has already returned to the franchise, with Bleu due to appear in season three of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Almost twelve years after leaving the series as Troy's Wildcat teammate Chad Danforth, Bleu will return, but this time as a fictionalized version of himself in the mockumentary musical drama inspired by the original Disney Channel film. While the fictitious version of himself depicted in the series is more jaded and cynical, Bleu indicated that he is immensely honored to return the brand through the Disney+ series, and is grateful for the chance.

Efron, like fellow castmates Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, has moved on from his Disney Channel Original Movie beginnings to a variety of roles and projects, and he shows no signs of slowing down, recently voicing his dreams for a part in the MCU. Longtime fans who grew up with High School Musical will be heartened to learn not just that Efron looks back favorably on his time, but that he is open to returning. While High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has successfully carried the franchise's flame on Disney+, the series' popularity and fans rediscovering the original film series may lead to the studio exploring a project starring an older Troy Bolton in the future.

Source: New York Post

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