The much-anticipated sequel to Scream, Scream 6, will now be in theatres sooner than expected. The first Scream movie, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, an up-and-coming screenwriter at the time, came out in 1996.
The movie showed Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), and Dewey Riley (David Arquette) as they tried to find out who Ghostface, a killer who is stalking and killing teenagers in Woodsboro, California, and calling himself only that name, is.
In Scream 2, which came out in 1997, Scream 3, which came out in 2000, and Scream 4, which was Craven’s last movie, different killers took on the role of Ghostface.
Even though the series went quiet for the next 10 years, except for the short-lived MTV show Scream: The TV Series, which was loosely based on the franchise, the legacy sequel Scream brought the franchise back to the big screen in January. The movie did well at the box office, and on February 3, Scream 6 got the go-ahead.
Today, Paramount and the official Scream account shared a Tweet from Ghostface that said, “I’ve changed my plans for you.”
The new date for the release of Scream 6, which still doesn’t have a name, is March 10, 2023. This is three weeks before the original release date, which was March 31, 2023.
Cast of Scream 6
Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega are all set to come back as the survivors of Scream 2022 and fight Ghostface again.
Barrera played the new main character, Sam, who turned out to be the biological daughter of the original Scream killer, Billy Loomis (played by Skeet Ulrich). Ortega played Sam’s sister, Tara, who is not related to Billy.
Brown and Gooding were also in the first movies because their twin siblings, Mindy and Chad, are Randy Meeks’ niece and nephew (Jamie Kennedy).
Hayden Panettiere is going to play Kirby Reed again, the character she played in Scream 4, in the new movie. This will be a blast from the past, as Kirby Reed was a main character in Scream 4.
Neve Campbell will not be in Scream VI, but Courtney Cox will be back for the next chapter.
Other new cast members are Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Samara Weaving (Ready or Not), Jack Champion (Avatar: The Way of Water), Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning), Liana Liberato (A Million Little Things), Devyn Nekoda (Ginny & Georgia), and Josh Segarra (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law)
Scream 6 Plot
As I said, Scream 6’s story will depend a lot on what happens in Scream 5. Even though it hasn’t been released yet, we know some things about it, so let’s play a game of educated guessing.
In the trailer for Scream 5, there are a lot of new characters who are said to be related to Billy Loomis and Stu Macher, the original Woodsboro killers. It’s not clear why the new Ghostface killer is going after them.
Before the fifth movie came out, it had two taglines: “It’s always someone you know” and “The killer is on the poster” (referring to the movie’s poster). Both of these say something important about the plot.
If not for the first tagline, the second one could be seen as a funny one-liner, since Ghostface is on the poster.
But the first tagline makes it a little more interesting. If it’s someone we know, could it be someone from one of the other movies? The poster shows Sidney, Dewey, and Gale, as well as a lot of new cast members, so who knows?
I think it’s safe to say that the writers have already given us enough information to figure out where this story could go. We see old fan-favorite characters in a new way, and new characters come in and play important roles that link them back to the first movie and much more.
I think that one of the old characters will be the new Ghostface, while the new characters will play a bigger role in the sixth movie. After we see what happens in number five, we can guess more.
Scream 6 Release Date
The original date for the release of Scream 6 was March 31, 2023, but it will now come out on March 10, 2023.
From June to August 2022, they shot the movie, and now that we’ve seen the trailer, we’re pretty sure that it will come out in March 2023 as planned.
Scream 6 Trailer
The first trailer for Scream 6 came out on December 14. However, it’s not much more than a teaser.
It’s a 60-second trailer that shows the four survivors from the recent movie riding the subway in New York City, where Ghostface or maybe Ghostfaces stops them.