Scream 5 is officially a go, with the first original cast member announced to be signing up to return to the iconic meta-horror franchise. Yes, as you may’ve heard, David Arquette will be reprising his role as Woodboro Sheriff Dewey Riley in the upcoming fifth installment, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (V/H/S, Ready or Not).
We previously learned that the project was a continuation of the earlier films, thanks to Neve Campbell revealing she was in talks, but this is our first 100% confirmation that our favorites are coming back for Scream 5. So, understandably, fans are going crazy over the news. Here are just a few of the excited reactions being shared by Ghostface lovers on social media…
Anyone feel like fainting?
david arquette has officially been cast in scream 5 this is the best news pic.twitter.com/KxbEfar2Ku
— mikey (@SLASHERKIN) May 18, 2020
Do the dance of joy.
— Anthony Dapuzzo (@anthonydapuzzo) May 18, 2020
Fans couldn’t be happier to see Dewey’s life be put in danger again.
— Let’s B Reel with Brad (@LetsBReelwithB) May 18, 2020
Having Arquette back, plus the promise of more of his co-stars returning, has convinced a lot of folks that Scream 5 could be worth it.
— Matthew Sandison (@SuperPuppy448) May 18, 2020
Hey, it’s like Stu said in the very first Scream: “You gotta have a sequel!” Or, you know, four.
— kyle. (@kyle_username) May 18, 2020
This is a good point, though. Sidney’s already worked through her boyfriend, long-lost brother, twisted cousin and more in previous movies. Who’s the killer going to be this time?
— Vets4Mets (@Vets4Mets) May 18, 2020
Arquette’s in. Campbell’s working on it. Courtney Cox will hopefully join, too. OK, OK… But where’s Hayden Panettiere as Kirby? She even recently got the right haircut.
Now that @DavidArquette is confirmed for #Scream5 with Neve and Courtney hopefully not far behind, we need to make sure @haydenpanettier’s Kirby gets her due and joins the survivor crew of the Scream franchise #JusticeforKirby pic.twitter.com/7EiD47YDDN
— Alex Marco (@TheAlexMarco) May 18, 2020
All of us right now.
— Roberto (@BetoYork) May 18, 2020
James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick are providing the script for Scream 5, with original Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson serving as exec producer. Meanwhile, filming is set to commence in Wilmington, North Carolina later this year, as soon as safety protocols are in place for the movie industry to start up again.
Obviously, we’re now all waiting on confirmation that Campbell is definitely back as Sidney Prescott. The actress has previously explained that she was won over by a letter the directors sent her declaring their intentions to honor the late, great Wes Craven’s work on the first four, so hopefully they’re able to make it work.
Tell us, though, who’s excited to return to Woodsboro for more murderous mayhem in Scream 5? Shout out your thoughts in the comments section.