Neve Campbell Not Returning for Scream 6
Scream 6 will be moving forward without one of its legacy characters and face of the franchise since the franchise took form as Neve Campbell will not return for the upcoming sixth entry. The reports state that Campbell decided not to return after receiving an offer to return for Scream 6 that she felt didn’t reflect the value she brings to the franchise.
Cambell explains by saying:
“Sadly I won’t be making the next Scream film. As a woman, I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream. I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise.
It’s been a very difficult decision to move on. To all my Scream fans, I love you. You’ve always been so incredibly supportive to me. I’m forever grateful to you and to what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years.”
Original story below:
Paramount Pictures is bringing back many of the surviving stars from the previous Scream entry for another turn at surviving Ghostface. Scream 6 will see Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Mason Gooding returning alongside the previously announced Courteney Cox.
Scream 5 saw legacy characters Neve Cambell, David Arquette, Marley Shelton, and Cox return and even with many characters falling victims to Ghostface, in the end, it seemed as if everything was on its way back to normal. That won’t be the case for long as the sequel is sure to bring back the persona of Ghostface under the guise of another unknown killer and the big question is, who will survive the sequel?
With Arquette’s Dewey being the legacy character to not survive the latest entry, it will be interesting to see Cox’s Gale Weathers role in this, but with Ortega’s Sam Carpenter having ties to the original killers and Cambell’s inevitable return, although not confirmed, the film still has ties to what started it all with Wes Craven at the helm.
Scream 5 marked the first film not helmed by the late Wes Craven and taking the helm were Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett who directed the film and dedicated to the memory of the iconic director Craven. The film found immense success at the box office with a haul of $140M and putting up fantastic numbers after its premiere on Paramount+. There was no question of another sequel coming and we and many longtime fans are eagerly awaiting to slash our ways back into the madness.
Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler will return to helm the sequel with James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick also returning to co-write the script. Paul Neinstein, William Sherak, and Chad Villella will be executive producing the film alongside Kevin Williamson, Gary Barber, and Peter Oillataguerre.
Scream 6 will release in theaters on March 31st, 2023.