Courteney Cox Teases ‘Scream 5’ Continuity

by | May 12, 2021

Scream 5 is set to hit cinema screens in January 2022. So, whilst we have plenty of time to kill whilst waiting. As the film drops the 5 from it’s name, now called Scream, many fans have spent their time hypothesising what direction the film will go in.  In answer to fans, franchise star Courteney Cox recently gave us a glimpse of what to expect of the next Scream film.

Chatting on the The Drew Barrymore Show, Cox spoke about the change of direction of the film. 

“Scream, this is the fifth one. It’s not Scream 5 though, this is Scream….These directors are incredible, they’re making it absolutely, it’s a new franchise… It’s hip, it’s scary, it’s just a new Scream. It’s not a reboot, it’s not a remake, it’s just a brand new launch. I think it’s going to be fantastic.”

It’s not a remake, not a reboot but also not Scream 5? Cox sounds decidedly confused on exactly what the film is. Or, in trying to remain tight lipped, she has muddied the waters on the films direction. What is clear is that original franchise stars Cox, Neve Campbell, and David Arquette are all returning to reprise their previous rolls, whilst starring alongside a huge cast of younger actors. 

It is more than likely that the film will be re-booting Scream 4’s failed attempt at introducing a younger cast to carry the films on, with the older cast passing the torch. It may even start with a major kill of one of three original characters. An other option would be to introduce the older cast as an advisory cameo, much like murdered Randy did in Scream 3.  What is clear from Cox mouth foaming rant, is that the film will not be following Campbell, Cox or Arquette as the central characters.

The leading roles seem to be going to Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid and Marley Shelton, who will no doubt be hoping for a mega franchise spinning off from the (I’m calling it a reboot) rebooted Scream series. 


Scream will arrive on the 14th of January 2022. Let us know your views  in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @Lallen_UK

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