Zac Efron would be in for a High School Musical sequel.

This could be the “beginning of something new”.

Zac Efron said he’s very open to the possibility of returning to the Disney High School Musical franchise for a reboot — if one were to be made.

When asked during an interview with E! News if he would be interested, the 34-year-old said “of course”.

“I mean, to have the opportunity to go back in some way and work with this team would be so amazing,” said the Firestarter actor. “My heart is still there. That would be incredible. I hope it happens.”

High School Musical first aired on Disney Channel in 2006, followed by a sequel in 2007. A third film, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, was released in 2008.

The legacy of the franchise currently lives on in the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. The show features a new cast of teenage theater kids who embark on a journey to direct High School Musical as their school production.

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“My heart is still there. That would be incredible. I hope it happens,” Efron said.
Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Monique Coleman and Lucas Grabeel in 2008 "High School Musical 3: Senior Year."
Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, Monique Coleman and Lucas Grabeel in 2008’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
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Last year, original film star Monique Coleman, who played Taylor McKessie, told Insider that her character always wore headbands and claimed that the makeup and hair crew didn’t know how to style black hair.

“We’ve grown a lot in this industry, and we’ve grown a lot in terms of representation, and we’ve grown a lot in terms of understanding the needs of an African American actress,” said Coleman, 40.

“But the truth is they had my hair done, and they had done it very badly in the front,” she said.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Monique Coleman, 2005, photo: Fred Hayes / © Disney Channel / Courtesy: Everett
Monique Coleman as Taylor McKessie in High School Musical (2006).
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She recalled advising stylists to “incorporate headbands into her character” and “just make that a part of who she is.” The Disney team is “very open to it [the] feedback,” she said.

Coleman noted that despite the crew’s inexperience, she loved the opportunity to become a role model for young girls of color.

“I’m really grateful to have been someone who could bring representation at a time when there wasn’t very much, and I’m so happy when I see this next generation of young artists and there’s just so much more room for colored people,” she said.

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