HSM4: No Matt Prokop!

HSM4: No Matt Prokop!

Sources tell JustJaredJr.com that Matt Prokop will not be involved in High School Musical 4.

The 18-year-old actor posted a MySpace bulletin earlier today, saying, “Not only will HSM4 not feature your loved wildcats: Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad, and Taylor, but I will also not be apart of it. Disney decided to go with a completely different story line. I’m so thankful to be apart of HSM3 before they decided to change everything. Enjoy the new characters……. whoever they will be. Matt.”

True or not, JJJ can reveal that Disney will start casting HSM4 in late summer 2009.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Disney taking a new direction for HSM4?

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  • julia

    HSM4 without zaness totally sucks

  • David

    Pathetic, there’s no emotion without Gabriella, Troy and Sharpay, they are the best, and if there aren’t them in the story, it’s completely ridiculous.

  • vanessaj

    agree with julia

  • mireella

    NOOOO!
    thhat totally suuukckks :(

  • elenee

    hsm4 will suck with out the original characters.
    especially Zanessa…
    hope it will be worth watching though.
    at least let the original characters make an appearance?

  • es

    i feel bad for him.
    but i agree hsm without the original characters it will not be
    hsm.

  • Katty

    I probably wasn’t going to watch it anyways. I mean, I love the HSM series, but I think they’re done because the whole cast isn’t coming back. If I actually was bored and there was nothing else to watch I would have watched it, only because Matt is funny. Now I won’t.
    I loved Matt in HSM3 he was sooooo funny. How the HSM’s done have a chance.
    I wish the old cast would come back or something, but that probably would be bad because all their careers are going in diff directions right now.
    :(

  • zanessa4everr

    OMG I LOVE MATT!
    SOMEBODY FINALLY UNDERSTANDS!
    THEY CANT JUST GO MAKE A HSM4! THEY GRADUATED! DISNEY CANT JUST GO MAKE A HSM4 BECAUSE THE FEEL LIKE IT! THEY’LL RUIN IT!
    I REALLY HOPE THEY DONT!

  • Carrie

    First they are trying to continue the franchise without the original characters, but now they are not even going to involve the new characters that were introduced in HSM3.

    I completely understand why the original characters wont return, its time for the actors who played them to move on, but I wonder why Disney decided not to involve Matt. I thought he did a great job in HSM3.

  • alanah

    awe they need Matt in there !! he was the last cute guy in the series :)

    now zac, no matt. no troyella.. mann.. haha but i would totally audition for it .

    WE WANT MATT ! WE WANT MATT !!
    :)

  • Belu

    Okay, HSM4 without the main characters and without Matt, Jemma and everyone it’s gonna totally suck! I mean, Matt was SOOO funny in HSM3… I think there’s no point on making another High School Musical without any of the characters we already know…
    “Enjoy the new characters……. whoever they will be”… The “….whoever they will be” part makes it look like he’s kinda angry about the decision… ¿Anyone agrees with me?

  • Cc27

    This is gonna suck :( Without Zanessa..

  • katie

    just deciding to do a fourth one was a bad idea. but now making it completely different from the originals? TERRIBLE!!! soooooooooo not watching this one.

  • Lucy

    If I was thinking of watching this movie it was only because of Matt, now I don’t have any reason left to watch it.

  • http://www.aol.com kristen

    WHAT ARE YOU SERIOUSSSSSSSSSS!??!?!!?

    IM SO NOT WATCHING IT NOW.

  • Zanesa4ever

    Ok can sombody PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ tell me the meaning of “HSM” without The origanal ppl?!?!?! I mean its going 2 SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I for 1 am proud of Matt its just not going to be the same!!!!!!!!!!!! Im SOOOOOOOOOOOOO mad at Disney rite now!!!!!! Its just wrong to do it without them!!!!!!!! I think all the TRUE HSM fans should protest and simply not watch the movie!!!!!!!!!!
    NO HSM 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU AGREE COPY AND PASTE THIS ON YOUR POST!

    “NO HSM 4″ < copy and paste!!!!!

  • Elise

    is he still dating Jemma?

  • Zanesa4ever

    #7 YES!!!!!!!! SOMEBODYS SPEAKING THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michelle

    I’m sorta okay without the first wildcats but matt has to be in it because rocketman was my all time favorite caracter!!!!

  • Phil

    I can not believe that they will make a HSM4 for real! It will ruin all the other HSM that they did before! I’m a huge fan of HSM 1, 2 and 3. But I think that the whole Wildcats story should stop where it ends. It was a so beautiful ending and i don’t see any other actors who could replace Vanessa, Zac, Ashley, Monique, Luca and Corbin. Seriously, Disney, DO NOT MAKE ANOTHER HSM!!!

    P.S. The whole cast of HSM, you did a great job! You inspired me and because of you, I will follow my dream even if it’s sometimes really hard!

  • Terri

    Without Sharpay there is no High School Musical!
    She made that stupid movie what it is today!
    They can get another stupid sappy ‘Troyella’ couple, but Sharpay and Ryan were the SPICE!!!! Or in other words HSM IS NOT FABULOUS ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.justjaredjr.com sabreen

    why dont they jus effin give it another name and stop butchering hsm

  • alex

    Can’t Disney just end the HSM franchise on a good note?
    Of course people will watch HSM 4, but it is completely unnecessary.

  • Victoria

    why would they introduce the junior characters in hsm3 if they arent giving them a chance to be in hsm4? LAME!

  • http://MILEY-n-hannah.skyblog.com MILEY’S FAAAAAN

    HSM without zav, nessa, ashlee.. it’s like an omelette without eggs

    i even didn’t watched HSM 3 actually i’m not a fan at all, it’s just that EVERYBODY knows HSM and zac is cute… lol

  • http://MILEY-n-hannah.skyblog.com MILEY’S FAAAAAN

    HSM without zav, nessa, ashlee.. it’s like an omelette without eggs

    i even didn’t watched HSM 3 actually i’m not a fan at all, it’s just that EVERYBODY knows HSM and zac is cute… lol^^

  • jazmin

    i think we should make an anti hsm 4 petition
    JUST SAYING

    its gonna be like grease 2.
    grease was amazing but the 2nd was kinda yuckkkeee.

    and actually, while we’re speaking of sequels……
    2nd hsm was no where near as great as the 1st and 3rd

  • aw

    It’s a different cast, director and story. Why don’t they just change the name of the movie or start a new series. That would be the smart thing to do.

    Hsm ended with the first three. It was what it was and now it’s done. No need to drag it down with this crap. Disney is not going to get much out of this, they are literally ruining their own franchise. But Disney isn’t one to understand what overkill means.

    Poor kid but I think this is better for him in the long run, hsm4 is not going to be well received.

  • jazmin

    btw i juz wanna say.
    making a 4th after doing they ended the original trilogy with the third…

    is juz totally crapping all over the original cast’s hard work of making an amazing goodbye

    JUZ SAYING.

    disney. have some respect for the 6 people who made your franchise what it is. PUHLEASE. I BEG OF YOU

  • megan

    that sucks for matt but I wouldn’t watch hsm4 anyway without my favorite vanessa hudgens in it. I probably won’t be watching hsm4. Hsm is over without the other characters. Sorry Disney :(

    Will anyone watch hsm4??

  • Kassidy (mrs.nickjonas)

    I dont know what to think, it wont be the same without hunky zac, and his luv vanessa, then the popular ashely

  • allison

    I honestly think making another High School Musical -not only without the original cast that made it such a huge franchise -but making it a totally different story line is in my opinion, ABSOLUTELY POINTLESS. Isn’t that why HSM3 supposed to be so huge anyways? Because it was supposed to be the last one, the BIG one the one that got into theaters? I don’t know, I think Disney will lose a lot of fans and a lot of money once they come out with the fourth one.

  • Lorena

    it’s so stupid trying to use something to make more money. i mean, make a new great movie, disney, but “forget” about HSM. first, i don’t want the main cast forever as hsm characters, i wanna see them in other stuff (and there’s the little problem called GRADUATION. there’s no HIGH SCHOOL musical after you graduate from high school). second, there’s no HSM without them, disney would ruin something good, something that marked our lives, doing another movie just because they want more money. and that’s disrespect to the fans.

    thank god matt is out, i like him.

    PLEASE DISNEY, LET IT LIKE IT IS, DON’T RUIN EVERYTHING.

  • Lorena

    if this is true, i’m soo proud of him. and thankful for him ‘cuz he did this.

  • tara

    This is stupid. Matt is so cute, and with out him as the new TROY…HSM is nothign :( haha :P
    also, i feel liek disney is goign too far. seriosuly, one was enough…then tehre was 2…fine, then 3….NOW FOUR? gosh…
    UR NOT HARRY POTTER! lol…
    seriosuly, disney…its cute and all. but cut it out. u want the money? JOANS BROTHERS ARE MAKING IT FOR U! ( i love them )
    u want merchandise? MILEY CYRUS HAS A WHOLE LINE! ( i hate her)
    u want popularity? SELENA GOMEZ , DEMI LOVATO, JONAS BROTHERS…WHAT DO U CALL THAT?
    lol..
    im not trying to be mean…i jus think that disney is becoming stupid….
    Why get rif of MATT? waht did he ever do :???

    XOXOXOXO

  • haha

    wow hsm 4 is gonna suck
    none of the originals r gonna be in the movie, just their wannabe clones. seriously who would want to watch some kids trying to copy troy, chad and sharpay!
    this is coming from an hsm fan too!
    the stupidest idea ever!

  • Hannah

    I don’t understand where they think they are going to go with the rest of this franchise. What’s the old saying? Third one’s the charm?

    Four’s definitely too much. I, for one, won’t be watching; especially now without Matt… considering that would eliminate Tiara and Donny.

    No thanks, Disney. Bad move.

  • Karen

    That is a real shame. I have no intention of watching HSM4 since original people who made that franchise a winner is now gone and since they are gone if they want to proceed to make a movie about this—and it’s just that Disney thinks it can make money from it—they should change the name somewhat I’m afraid it shows how Disney has underestimated those 10 people who meshed so well on screen and made a little story about high school kids who could sing and dance come to life. Each and everyone of those 10 characters were special.

    I intensely disliked the Tiara character and she is the one I would have thought would be written out of future movies if they were going to be made. The character of Donny was neither here nor there—he was OK but was not given much to work with as his character was never meant to be there in the first place. So, it wasn’t his fault. Frankly, Matt grated on my nerves some but he most certainly showed he had comedic timing just like Ashley Tisdale did and he was the only one of the new cast members who I thought showed any promise for another movie. I wouldn’t see him as a leading man but he did have some outstanding moments in the movie that was worth watching.

  • tara

    You know what?! i desdised im happy for Matt that he isnt goign to be in #4. i mean, its really a shocker that he isnt…but u no what ? Good for him. he doesnt have to be part of this stupidness disney calls a movie.

    First of all,
    i love Disney–hahha– i absolutley adore JONAS BROTHERS, and selena gomez, and demi lovato.. ( and matt too….)
    i think that HSM is gettign a BIT TOO overrated

    liek seriosult..
    #1- cute story
    #2- had nothign to do with n e thign
    #3- cute way to end it ( in theatres….i loved the credits…)
    #4- if it ended in 3 why drag it on?

    Disney–DONT. Dont ruin the triligy. Dont ruin the name HSM.

    If you wanna make a new one…..NAME IT SOMEHTIGN ELSE :P
    xoxo

  • Roxana

    im sorry but i wont watch it. hsm4 w/out the original characters wont be the same, and yes some people might get tired of seeing the same, but it’s actually troyella and all the other wildcats that brought their magic to us and high school musicals.

  • Kami

    i never thought that they should have an HSM4!
    love hsm but not with original cast

  • Kami

    sorry, i meant to put…
    i love HSM but not without the original

  • Kami

    sorry, i meant to put…
    i love HSM but not without the original cast

  • Alexis

    I am NOT watching HSM4 if Matt is not in it! I mean, what was the point of having the sophomores AT ALL if you weren’t gunna use them!! They could’ve done more work with existing characters like Martha or Zeke!

  • Kami

    love hsm but not without original cast!!!!*

  • Hugo

    Since I saw him in hsm3 never though a 4th movie with him leading would be good, I hope Disney cast great actors, maybe someone we know like Demi, Selena, maybe Matt could be a supporting actor…but not a leading hole for him neither Jemma and the other guy

  • Oscar

    OmG!:.. this sucks…I love sharpay and Jimmy The Rocket xD… They’re so funny…they won’t be in hsm4 this sucks!!

  • megan

    VOTE for VANESSA HUDGENS a million times at. http://www.nick.com. For favorite actress at the 2009 kids choice awards march 28th!!!! Go to Nick.com and click on vote now and vote until u see favorite actress of 2009 too support vanessa!! Vote as much as u can until your fingers bleed :p go now!!!!!

  • http://justjaredjr.com patricia20

    matt talks liek HE was the main guy in HSM he basically had like 2 lines in the last movieee i think hes ugly so im GLAD hes not coming back!!! the new HSM will be phenomenal! just like the first one! i believe that it will be great and break records! so all the haters including matt prokop or whoever he is, need to SHUT UP!
    matt you just sound like a bitter struggling actor who is sad that he wasnt cast in a movie! he thought that it was his ticket to fame so now hes just bittter not to be a part of it

  • http://justjaredjr.com patricia20

    matt talks liek HE was the main guy in HSM he basically had like 2 lines in the last movieee i think hes ugly so im GLAD hes not coming back!!! the new HSM will be phenomenal! just like the first one! i believe that it will be great and break records! so all the haters including matt prokop or whoever he is, need to SHUT UP!
    matt you just sound like a bitter struggling actor who is sad that he wasnt cast in a movie! he thought that it was his ticket to fame so now hes just bittter not to be a part of it
    =)))

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