It's the start of something new—Disney is currently holding auditions for High School Musical 4, which means all-new Wildcats! No one can ever replace Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and the rest of the OG Wildcats, but we're excited to see fresh faces at East High. Assembling our dream cast is a long shot, but hey, there's nothing wrong with putting it out in the universe!
Cara Delevingne as Erin, "the badass soccer player who strives for excellence—and the only girl on the boys' team." The model-turned-actress is badass to the core and can definitely roll with the boys. Singing is also no problem, since Cara has proven that she can sing in a recording studio and live onstage.
Ansel Elgort as Derek, "the bad boy who is tough on the surface but a soft-hearted family guy at his core." Both soccer players, Derek and Erin will most probably be the main OTP of the new Wildcats, and we can totally picture Ansel and Cara together. Derek is also an "incredible dancer who teaches dance classes to little girls at his family's studio." Dancing Ansel + kids = a million GIFs waiting to happen.
Grant Gustin as Campbell a.k.a. Troy Bolton 2.0. He's the "super hot soccer captain and theater star who also happens to be Sharpay and Ryan Evans' cousin." When he "decides that he wants to date Erin," he realizes that he has serious competition in Derek. That wording makes us think that Campbell may be as talented as Troy, but may not be as kind or good-natured. Grant Gustin can definitely manage some mischief, as we saw during his early days on Glee as Sebastian Smythe.
Bella Thorne as Nathalie, "a loyal, outgoing cheerleader" who is also Erin's best friend. As an actress, singer, and dancer, Bella can play this role in her sleep! We'd love to see her shake things up at East High.
Ariana Grande as Tamara, "East High's former queen bee, a cheer squad member attempting to climb back up the social ladder and reclaim all the attention for herself." Ari killed it as Chanel No. 2 on Scream Queens, and she'd be an awesome addition to HSM 4. Even Sharpay would (begrudgingly) agree!
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