A High School Musical reunion is in the works to mark the show?s 10th anniversary. Some of the show?s stars including Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman and ?Corbin Bleu, got together on Sunday to record a reunion special at a high school gymnasium in suburban Los Angeles, according to a press release from Disney. But where was Zac?
Zac Efron played an important character, Troy, in the High School Musical. But he didn?t join his pals to film the reunion special. However, he will appear in the special in a pre-taped message to the fans, according to Disney.
We are not sure if fans and viewers will be happy to know that he shall be a part of the reunion special in some way, at least. Upset fans had already expressed their views on social media upon learning of Zac?s absence.
A HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL REUNION BUT NO TROY BOLTON I’M UPSET
? HYFR (@1DScoop) January 17, 2016
I’m actually so pissed that Troy isn’t going to be a part of the reunion. Him and Gabriella were supposed to see each and fall in love again
? Joz the Gymer (@magiccjozlyn_) January 17, 2016
Friends reunion without Chandler, a hsm reunion without Troy, and I’m just here like pic.twitter.com/bM4vFmH13n
? Erin (@PHXNTABULOUS) January 17, 2016
The first High School Musical film, a superhit, premiered on the Disney Channel on Jan. 20, 2006. It had a record 7.7 million viewers in the US and became a tween sensation with more than 100 million viewers from around the world that year, according to Disney. The careers of Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale were launched in that movie.
Two more sequels had followed the first High School Musical film and even had a live touring production. Its soundtrack, that featured hits like Breaking Free and Stick To The Status Quo, was the number one album of 2006.
Was there a specific reason that Zac was absent for the get-together? Well, Zac and Vanessa, who were also a couple in real life, have broken up in 2010 after three years of dating. And, that could possibly be a reason why Zac did not join the reunion. Maybe the two did not want to see each other. Although, Zac has been busy filming the sequel to Neighbors and the upcoming comedy Dirty Grandpa and he has also signed on for the new Baywatch movie, according to Daily Mail. With so many projects on hand, Zac might have been really busy. Or is Vanessa the reason behind him not attending the reunion? Is his ex-girlfriend still angry with him? Well, the answer is unknown yet.
The High School Musical reunion special will air in the US on January 20 at 8pm.