The upcoming Scream film is exciting because it will act as both a sequel and reboot of the titular film franchise. And while fans are expecting the film to follow in line with its predecessors, it looks like there will be some new additions to this installment. In particular, a new TV spot for Scream has revealed that there will at some point be a metallic Ghostface mask. This is a big change, considering Ghostface’s mask has always remained the same throughout the film series.
Of course, some fans have considered the possibility that this mask isn’t really being worn by the film’s Ghostface at all. One of the aspects about the Scream sequels is that they have a meta element, in which there is a fictional Stab film franchise that adapts the events of the Scream franchise. As such, fans have suspected that the metallic Ghostface mask actually belongs to one of the Stab villains, not the new Scream villain.
Here’s the TV spot so you can see the new mask in action:
It does make sense that a Stab villain would be the one wearing the mask. We’ve already seen the classic mask in use from the film’s original trailer and marketing material. So unless that killer has an accomplice with a different outfit, the metallic mask more than likely belongs within the Stab series.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed Scream, taking over for the late Wes Craven who directed the original four films. James Vanderbilt wrote the script with Guy Busick. 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.
The cast for Scream includes returning cast members David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Marley Shelton, and Roger L. Jackson. The new cast members include Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dylan Minnette, Mikey Madison, Sonia Ben Ammar and Kyle Gallner.
Scream is currently scheduled to hit theaters on January 14, 2022.