The prospect of High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens joining the next installment of the Twilight series, New Moon, inspired many a-commenter to weigh in last month when news hit. But it looks like the whole thing was moot -- to the point that it's quite unclear just how Hudgens could've auditioned for the role of Leah Clearwater.

See, People had a chat with Twilight and New Moon scribe Melissa Rosenberg, who said that she's not sure about the casting, but that the lady werewolf doesn't show up until the third movie. I can't imagine that they'd start auditioning for a third before the second even gets made, so something's rotten in the state of Forks.

Perhaps Hudgens is a big Twilight fan and just wanted to throw her hat in the ring, and Ashley Greene (who relayed the news to MTV) got it mixed up. Maybe she was trying to get some other role. Or maybe they just want to plan ahead a few years. Whatever the case -- New Moon is about to go into production and as far as the scribe is concerned, it's without Ms. Hudgens.