Rumors have begun to circulate around the internet that Neve Campbell will NOT be returning for next year’s Scream 6, with Campbell herself reportedly telling fans this news on the convention circuit. But are there any truth to those rumors? For what it’s worth, Bloody Disgusting has been hearing similar sentiments, and we’re digging for more information.
Of course, anything could change from this point forward, but all signs at this time are pointing to Scream 6 centering on characters beyond iconic franchise heroine Sidney Prescott.
Scream 6‘s official plot description reads, “The Scream saga continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.”
If we’re indeed in store for a completely “fresh chapter” for the franchise, it would be the very first Scream movie without Neve Campbell. For this year’s Scream 5, the only reason Sidney Prescott returned to battle Ghostface one more time was because of Dewey’s death, so it only makes sense that Sidney would no longer have a reason to be involved in the bloody ordeal.
Stay tuned for more as we learn it.
The next Scream brings Ghostface back to theaters on March 31, 2023.
Melissa Barrera (“Sam”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy”), Mason Gooding (“Chad”), and Jenna Ortega (“Tara”) are all confirmed to return in the next installment of Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures’ Scream film franchise, alongside Hayden Panettiere as Scream 4 character Kirby. Just last week, Dermot Mulroney (Umma) became the latest to sign on.
At the helm of next year’s brand new sequel are Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Scream, Ready or Not) with James Vanderbilt (Scream, Murder Mystery) & Guy Busick (Scream, Ready or Not) co-writing the screenplay. Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are serving as producers (Scream, Ambulance).
Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of Radio Silence, Chad Villella, are executive producing alongside Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena.
After celebrating the franchise’s 25th Anniversary, Scream  earned a “Certified Fresh” score from Rotten Tomatoes and went on to gross more than $140 million in worldwide box office, to date. Directed by Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett and written by Vanderbilt & Busick from characters created by Williamson, the horror film’s cast included: Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sonia Ammar with Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell.