It’s been extremely exciting to see a proper theatrical sequel to the Scream franchise go into production. It’s been a long time since Scream 4 first hit theaters in 2011, and now we’re finally going to be returning to the cast of characters that we left behind in that last installment. This, of course, includes series leads Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette – along with Scream 4 actress Marley Shelton. Now another Scream 4 actor – Rory Culkin – has commented on the possibility of his own character, Charlie, making a return for Scream 5.
Unfortunately, for those who might’ve wanted to see Charlie get another stab at the big screen, might not be so lucky to see the Scream 4 character again. Here’s what Scream 4 actor Rory Culkin specifically had to say on the subject, while speaking with ComicBook:
“I believe I took a blade to the heart. I remember in the [third] Scream, Jamie Kennedy made a cameo, even though he was dead. Like he made a cameo for the future, so there are ways that clever writing could fit, but I wouldn’t campaign for it,” Culkin shared. “I’m pretty happy with my place in the lineage of Scream.”
It’s interesting to see him mention Jamie Kennedy’s cameo as Randy in Scream 3. While the possibility of something like that could be used to bring back Rory Culkin’s Scream 4 character Charlie, or really any deceased character from the franchise, it’s difficult to tell if that route will be taken again.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of favorite characters that fans would no doubt like to see again – so whether it’s Rory Culkin or someone much more eager for a comeback like Matthew Lillard remains to be seen. Perhaps only time will tell.
Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will be directing Scream 5, taking over for the late Wes Craven who directed the original four Scream films. James Vanderbilt wrote the script with Guy Busick. It has also been revealed that original Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson is executive producing alongside Chad Villella. Project X Entertainment’s James Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are serving as producers on the film.
If all goes as planned, Scream 5 is currently scheduled to hit theaters on January 14, 2022.