Still, if this report by the reputable news organization CAP News is any indication, volume 3 may actually be kind of interesting:
Disney CEO Bob Iger pointed out that those scenes may not make the final film, and besides, with High School Musical 3 headed for the big screen rather than Disney Channel, Disney felt a need to make it "edgier," he said. This would explain rumored plot turns such as Troy and Gabriella's steamy tryst in Troy's secret garden hideaway at East High, Sharpay's embarrassment after a nose job gone horribly wrong and Corbin Bleu's character, Chad, coming out as gay. "Like that wasn't completely obvious," said Iger.
"It's more sophisticated, but let's face it, the audience has gotten older," Iger added. "Some of them are 8 now."