The Hollywood Reporter quotes Disney Channel Worldwide chief Rich Ross as confirming that they are already working on the script for the fourth film in the franchise. Yep, you read that right. Rehearsals for filming have barely gotten underway on HSM3, but they’re obviously confident enough to get started on HSM4.

Based on statements of various stars (like Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens) and even Mr. Ross himself it’s unlikely the full cast would reunite for the fourth film. So this would be High School Musical: The Next Generation. Which explains why they made a big deal of the ‘sophomores’ hired for parts in HSM3.

What do you think? Can they come up with more songs and story lines that resonate with the next generation of students to fall for the brand?

(via Hollywood Reporter)