It’s been over a year since Disney Channel announced its plan to make a High School Musical 4 that’s completely separate from the original trilogy’s characters. Since that announcement, not much else about the film’s status has leaked, so are you even surprised that fans have turned to their own devices to fill this void?
Hello Giggles reports that a fan-made trailer for HSM 4 has emerged, featuring our favorite characters thanks to footage from the actors’ more recent projects. God bless the internet, right?
Firstly, you know the trailer is good because it kicks off with a low-key version of “What I’ve Been Looking for,” aka our generation’s “My Heart Will Go On.” The concept for the imagined movie, Once a Wildcat, introduces high school sweethearts Troy and Gabriella 10 years later, still pining for each other and both wondering what their old love is doing nowadays. I’m sold!
Of course, the rest of the old gang pops up too. Sharpay seems to have found success in show biz, while Ryan has settled down with a family. Chad and Taylor are there supporting their BFFs, but there's no hint as to whether or not they're still together.
This trailer flows so smoothly that I'm seriously disappointed that it's fake. While the actual HSM 4 will surely charm a new generation of Disney fans, I'll definitely miss the true cast of these films.