Actress Hayden Panettiere is headed back to Woodsboro!
Or, maybe not, since it’s starting to like the latest movie in the Scream franchise might not even take place in Woodsboro.
Deadline revealed that Hayden will be back to reprise her character of Kirby Reed, who somehow managed to survive Ghostface in Scream 4.
Hayden Panettiere To Return In ‘Scream 6’
There is still no title for the highly anticipated sequel to 2022’s Scream, which shares the same title as the original movie. Although some are calling Scream 6 a sequel, it seems more like a continuation of Sidney Prescott’s seemingly never-ending struggle to survive Ghostface.
Although Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott) has not yet confirmed her return, Courtney Cox (Gale Weathers) revealed that she was ready to return back in March. The four actors and actresses who managed to survive Scream 5 will all be making their return: Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Jenna Ortega.
Although the plot of the new chapter in the franchise has yet to be unmasked, Deadline reported that the new film “continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.”
Hayden Panettiere Joins Returning Creative Talents Behind ‘Scream 5’
Fans of Scream 5 have good reason to rejoice. James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick are returning to co-write the screenplay. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, from a filmmaking collective known as Radio Silence, will return to direct the latest feature in the Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures’ horror franchise.
The two companies brought the slasher series back from the dead last January with massive success. The film earned more than $81 million dollars at the domestic box office and took home more than $140 million dollars worldwide.
Project X Entertainment’s Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein, and William Sherak are signed on as producers. Williamson and the third member of Radio Silence, Chad Villella, will be executive producing this latest installment alongside Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad, and Marianne Maddalena, as per Deadline.
‘Scream 5’ Proved To Be A Major Hit With Critics
Although the fifth installment of the horror movie franchise killed off a beloved character from the first four movies, the film was still a hit with audiences and critics alike.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the latest entry into the franchise received a 76% approval rating for critics and an 81% score from audiences.
Esther Zuckerman of Thrillist wrote, “The challenge for any Scream movie is whether it can comment on tropes while still subverting them, and 2022’s incarnation succeeds by tossing a cheeky middle finger to its fans but still lovingly embracing them.”
Olly Richards of Time Out called the movie, “Inventive, incisive and full of affection for the originals, this is easily the most fun the series has been since Scream 2.”
Peter Travers of ABC news wrote, “Way fiercer and funnier than a fourth sequel has any right to be. Here’s ‘Scream’ for a new generation – so self-aware that it mocks itself for relying on borrowed inspiration while squeezing the golden goose for one last payoff.”
Hasitha Fernando of Flickering Myth called the movie “A well-crafted slasher featuring riveting performances, filled with enough thrills, spills, and chills that would even make Wes Craven proud.”
No release date for the next Scream movie has yet to be announced.