'Scream's 'Favorite Final Girl' Announces Return to Franchise


Horror fans, get ready to scream your heads off—because Neve Campbell announced her return to the Scream franchise.

On Tuesday, March 12, Campbell took to Instagram to reveal she signed on from Scream 7.

"Hi All. I’m so excited to announce this news!!! Sidney Prescott is coming back!!!!" she wrote alongside a photo of the cover page of a script. "It’s always been such a blast and an honor to get to play Sidney in the Scream movies. My appreciation for these films and for what they have meant to me, has never waned."

Campbell added that she was "so incredibly lucky" to make Scream films with Wes Craven (who directed the first four movies) and Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (Scream VI). However, for Scream 7, Kevin Williamson will direct.

"This was his baby and it’s his brilliant mind that dreamt up this world. Kevin is not just an inspiration as an artist but has been a dear friend for many years," the actress concluded. "To the amazing Scream fans, I hope you are as excited as I am. See you on set @kevwilliamson."

In the comments, many fans expressed their excitement about Campbell's return to the Scream franchise. One person wrote, "I declare this officially a national holiday. 😱😱😱," while someone else declared, "And all is right with the world again. 🎥😱."

Another Instagram user commented, "YES!! So thankful and proud of you! I can't wait to see what you and Kevin have in store for our Favorite Final Girl ever, #SidneyPrescott ❤️😱👑 #DreamTeam."

Meanwhile, another person shared, "My heart just skipped a beat!!! I am so thrilled!!! Scream is nothing without Neve and Sidney. Wes is smiling down upon this ❤."

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Still, others expressed immense disappointment because of Melissa Barrera's firing from the project in November.

One Instagram user commented, "incredibly disappointed to see you working with spyglass after they made clear where they stand."

Someone else wrote, "as a lifelong fan, this is actually heartbreaking. was really hoping you’d show solidarity with melissa."

Barrera was axed from the film following social media posts involving the Israel-Hamas war.

In a statement, the movie's production company said at the time, per the Associated Press, “Spyglass’ stance is unequivocally clear: We have zero tolerance for antisemitism or the incitement of hate in any form, including false references to genocide, ethnic cleansing, Holocaust distortion or anything that flagrantly crosses the line into hate speech."

As of writing, a release date for Scream 7 has not been announced.

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