Still, even Disney, the patron saint of Efron's career, is rapidly making plans for a world without Zac. At last count, the original "High School Musical" had officially reached 200 million viewers worldwide, but that was the number trumpeted before it opened in China on Sept. 17. Disney is fast apace plotting local-language productions, with local stars, and has already been running a televised talent show in both Argentina and Mexico to cast the Latino versions of Troy and Sharpay. The new theatrical film reportedly will introduce new characters that can continue the singing and dancing after the original crew graduates. By boosting the ensemble quotient, Disney will be able to avoid a replay of Duff-gate, the implosion of the "Lizzie Maguire" franchise after a negotiating spat with star Hilary Duff.