While several actors are set to reprise their roles in the upcoming fifth instalment in the Scream franchise – including Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, and Marley Shelton – one of the stars of Scream 4 is not interested in returning to the horror series.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Rory Culkin, who played Charlie Walker – one of the Ghostface killers – in the sequel, has expressed no interest in returning to the franchise as he was satisfied with the demise of his character at the end of the film.
“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 said. “I’m pretty happy with my place in the lineage of Scream.”
Although Culkin won’t be returning the franchise, David Arquette has previously said that he would love Hayden Panettiere’s Kirby Reed – who was seemingly killed off by Culkin’s Charlie – return to the franchise in the next instalment.
Scream 5 features a cast including Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, David Arquette as Dewey Riley, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers, Jenna Ortega (You, Jane the Virgin), Melissa Barrera (In the Heights), Jack Quaid (The Boys), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Mason Gooding (Love, Victor), Mikey Madison (Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War), Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers), newcomer Sonia Ammar, and Marley Shelton reprising her Scream 4 role as Deputy Judy Hicks.
Scream 5 is being directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (Ready or Not, V/H/S) from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock). The original writer of Scream, Kevin Williamson, will be returning as an executive producer alongside the third member of the Radio Silence trio, Chad Villella.