The Scream franchise will be returning next month in January, with many original cast members reprising their roles for the new sequel. This is an exciting time for fans of the franchise, as the last Scream film was released way back in 2011. As such, there are plenty of fans that have been speculating, theorizing, and analyzing every detail about the upcoming continuation. Now a theory has surfaced which suggests that Dewey, a beloved character from all four original films, might actually be the new Ghostface killer in next year’s Scream.
The franchise has always had a tendency to surprise fans with their reveals. After all, the mystery one of the most exciting aspects about each new Scream film as they debut. This means the more unlikely the killer, the more mind-blowing the revelation becomes. With Dewey being such a familiar character, and one with close ties to protagonists Sydney and Gale, it really would be unexpected to see him put on the mask. But there are theories that explain just why a character like Dewey would do such a thing after so many years.
In particular, the theories reference how Dewey lost his sister, nearly died, and suffered a variety of injuries throughout the films. The theories also take information from the newly released trailers. Specifically, Dewey’s living situation doesn’t seem to be the best and it seems possible that his life has really fallen apart. It doesn’t look like he’s with Gale anymore and his friendship with Sydney is probably just as distant. Nevertheless, he does seem to urge them to return to Woodsboro – and it’s been suggested that the possibility of him being a killer is why.
After all, if Dewey wants to relive his glory days, then it makes sense that he might need a new killer to do so. Thus, Dewey decides to do the job himself – becoming the killer Ghostface while targeting relatives of the original Scream killers and victims. It’s enough to bring everything full circle in a rather disturbing, Scream sort-of-way. And it would certainly be unexpected. Of course, we might just have to wait until the release of the film to know for sure. Even the film’s trailers have been manipulated to keep certain details secret, so the mystery will remain as such until fans can finally see the movie.
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.