It looks like we are a little bit closer to finally seeing the highly-anticipated Scream 5.
Filing for the sequel has resumed following a coronavirus outbreak in late September. Now, Scream fans are finally getting a sneak peek at one classic character’s return in the new film.
Back in May, it was confirmed that David Arquette is reprising his role as Sheriff Dewey Riley for Scream 5. Shortly following this, Courteney Cox also joined the cast for the upcoming film. Then, in September, Neve Campbell announced her return after months of speculation.
Campbell was originally hesitant to join Scream 5 following the passing of original Scream director Wes Craven. However, after speaking with Radio Silence who is overseeing the new film, she had a change of heart.
“After spending time speaking with Radio Silence,” she said. “They have shown such love, respect and admiration for Wes Craven and all that he’s created in the Scream franchise. I am beyond excited to step back into the role of Sidney Prescott and return to Woodsboro.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scream 5 production has faced some delays. Filming recently began in Wilmington, North Carolina, but the film soon faced another setback. In late September, three crew members tested positive for COVID-19 and had to quarantine for two weeks while production was suspended for a weekend.
Now, it looks like things are back to normal on the Scream 5 set. Thanks to Just Jared, Scream fans are getting their first look at Courteney Cox’s return as Gale Weathers.
Behind-the-scenes photos from the set show Cox in a red pantsuit as she reports from the scene of a crime. Unfortunately, some fans will be disappointed to see that Cox’s iconic bangs from Scream 3 are nowhere in sight.
Courtney Cox as Gale Weathers at the #Scream5 set
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Alongside the previously mentioned cast members, various other actors are joining the Scream cast. Among them are You star Jenna Ortega and Wallows frontman and 13 Reasons Why actor Dylan Minnette. As well, actress Marley Shelton, who first appeared as Deputy Judy Hicks in Scream 4, is back for Scream 5.
“There’s been a rumor going around that the ultra-white mask is involved,” Torbert said. “What I will tell you is that the killer, the main killer, will not have the ultra-white mask. There’s something else involved, and it’s not the white mask!”
Tobert’s mention of “the main killer” is sparking some theories that Scream 5 may include more than one Ghostface. This wouldn’t be surprising seeing as the Scream franchise has incorporated multiple killers in the past.
Scream 5 is set to open on Jan. 14, 2022.
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