Rumors of a Hannah Montana reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (October 28) as reports claimed that Disney Channel confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 14 years since Hannah Montana first aired?! (14 years, 7 months, 5 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Hannah Montana end?
When Hannah Montana came to an end after 5 years in January 2011, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Lilly Truscott (Emily Osment), Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) and Oliver Oken (Mitchel Musso). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Hannah Montana reunion disappoint people?
Hannah Montana aired from 2006-2011 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Osment said she's not sure if Hannah Montana would work today. “I don't want to see old Lilly Truscott,” she told a journalist (Osment turned 28 in March). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Hannah Montana movie?
In a recent interview, Brooke Shields (who played Susan Stewart) said she can't imagine a Hannah Montana reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Jason Earles (who played Jackson Stewart) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Hannah Montana movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Hannah Montana film, Emily Osment stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Hannah Montana reboot?
Recasting Hannah Montana for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Hannah Montana reunion, a Hannah Montana movie, or a Hannah Montana reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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