The “Scream” franchise is undoubtedly one of the most iconic series of horror films ever created. With five successful movies in the franchise, Scream has proven that there is no end to the terror that the serial killer Ghostface has to inflict on the film’s characters and the world.
Only one thing has remained constant through all five movies: the character Gale Weathers, played by actress Courteney Cox. Through sheer luck, Gale has survived through the nightmare of each film, and this has posed the question of whether there will ever be an end to her.
This then begs the question of whether Gale will be present in the recently announced installment of the franchise, “Scream 6.” Cox recently said she would be open to returning to play Gale but made no hints whether it was confirmed. Read on to find out more.
Cox Starred In All Five Scream Movies
Cox has now starred in all five Scream movies, starting with the original “Scream” made in 1997 with director Wes Craven. Cox’s character Gale Weathers was originally a news reporter covering the Woodsboro Ghostface murders until she became a target of the serial killer.
In the first movie, she teamed up with Sidney Prescott (played by Neve Campbell) and Deputy Dewey Riley (played by David Arquette) to unveil the killer behind the mask. Despite their best efforts, Ghostface has managed to survive each movie and claim more victims.
This pretty much was the trend of the movies that followed. Only Gale survived Ghostface’s knife while all her co-stars either died in the films or failed to reprise their roles.
She’d Be Keen To Return For Scream 6
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Cox was asked about her future in the Scream universe and if she would be interested in playing Gale in the recently announced “Scream 6.”
She said she would but tried to avoid spilling about the fate of her character in Scream 5 by saying, “Does that mean I didn’t die?” Cox also said that making the new film was a “fun experience,” and she would love to be a part of the next installment.
She also said that she was sure that original director Wes Craven would be very proud of the efforts and work that the new directors, Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, put into the film.
Cox Said Scream 5 Was A Relaunch
Cox also clarified that the fifth installment was not a continuation of the Scream series but a relaunch. She said, “What a fun experience to have such a longstanding series of movies, and this one just feels completely invigorated in a new way. And it’s a relaunch, not a fifth episode, whatever you call it … It’s a relaunch, and the directors are incredible.”
Writer Kevin Williamson created the first film, and he also wrote “Scream 2” and “Scream 4.” He wasn’t a part of “Scream 3,” which was written by Ehren Kruger. The late Wes Craven directed the first four Scream movies, and he was renowned for his horror filmmaking skills.
With Craven’s passing, Gillett and Bettinelli-Olpin were brought in to fill his shoes and direct Scream 2022, in which Williamson was the executive producer. So, fans understood what Cox meant by saying that the film was a relaunch from the previous movies.
Cox And Campbell Are The Last Original Stars
In “Scream 5,” another central character from the franchise, Deputy Dewey, was finally killed. This brought down the number of original “Scream” characters to two, Cox and Campbell (Sidney Prescott.)
With the announcement of “Scream 6” and the knowledge that the world is yet to see the last of Ghostface, the next film may be the last time Scream fans see Cox or Campbell, assuming that they both reprise their roles.
Cox has affirmed her interest in returning, but Campbell has yet to make any statements on whether fans will see her in Woodsboro again. The hope rests on Gillett and Bettinelli-Olpin to pull something special and have both actresses in the next film.