Former Disney star David Henrie took to Twitter to wish his fans a very happy 2013. He Tweeted:
What are everyone’s goals for 2013? I’m writing mine down now actually. 2013 is going to be amazing and I wish u all nothing but the best :)
We appreciate David thinking of all of his fans as 2012 turns to 2013, but we wish he had agreed to be a part of the upcoming “Wizards of Waverly Place” special “The Wizards Return: Alex Vs. Alex,” which will air on the Disney Channel this year!
We understand that a couple of the days of filming overlapped with another project David was working on, but it turns out that isn’t the only reason he decided not to come back for the special. He revealed to Glamaholic Magazine:
I did not participate in the TV movie for several reasons. One of the reasons was that there were conflicting dates with a film I was doing called ’1000 to 1.’ Wizards did so much for me and I am so grateful for the fan base it built up. My dream has always been to entertain audiences acting in feature films, so I hope that my fan base will cross over with me as I move into the next stage of my career in feature films. When the show ended, I did what you’re supposed to do when something ends – I moved on to new, fresh, challenging roles. I’ve been blessed to be a part of three feature films coming out next year: Little Boy, 1000 to 1: The Cory Wiessman Story, Grown Ups 2. Naturally, after the show had wrapped, I moved right along, jumping into these mature projects, which were all around my actual age-range and elevated my game. When I heard the idea of a Wizards movie taking place after being wrapped for over a year and a half, I came to the conclusion that jumping back into the Wizards world didn’t feel like a fresh and challenging role that would progress my career.
Are you bummed that 2013 doesn’t mean seeing David in “Wizards” again?