Stop what you're doing because the High School Musical 4 trailer is here! Well... a fake trailer. More than 10 years after the original premiered on Disney Channel, a fan-made video titled "Once a Wildcat: A High School Musical Story (2018) Teaser Trailer" has been making its way around the Internet — and bringing up a surprising amount of emotions for people.
The 56-second clip features footage of HSM stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman from different films and TV shows spliced together to create a faux promo for the (unfortunately) non-existent fourth installment of the beloved franchise. In the vid we see that Sharpay (Ashley) is still performing and that Ryan (Lucas) "took the fast-track to marriage and kids."
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But fans are seriously bummed to see that Troy (Zac) and Gabriella (Vanessa) don't appear to be together post-graduation (though, as we saw in HSM 2, not even Ryan's sensational dance moves could keep them apart!) The creator of the trailer — who goes by hsmutube on YouTube — explained, "We're living in a time of reboots and remakes and so I thought it would be fun to see what Troy and Gabriella have been doing these past ten years. Still wishing that one day, they all come back to do a reunion movie."
The gang did reunite for the 10th anniversary in 2016 (sans Zac) to talk about the "movie that changed all of our lives," as Monique put it. But we'd still love to see a proper on-camera reunion from this bunch. So far, only Ashley has responded to the viral trailer. She tweeted:
It's funny how someone was able to cut up our work and put it together! Give props to whoever created it! https://t.co/Y2N3Zldyhq— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) August 23, 2017
It's funny how someone was able to cut up our work and put it together! Give props to whoever created it! https://t.co/Y2N3Zldyhq
She was then forced to apologize for opening a floodgate of emotion:
Sorry for making you guys cry! Just wanted to give a shout out to whoever made it!— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) August 23, 2017
Sorry for making you guys cry! Just wanted to give a shout out to whoever made it!
We're seriously so on board for another HSM, especially with Troy Bolton looking like THAT!
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