According to Kirby, a “Scream 4” veteran played by Hayden Panettiere who returns as law enforcement, this isn’t the same type of Ghostface we’ve been up against before. During the new trailer, the group comes across a room that Gale (Courteney Cox returning, of course) describes as a “shrine” to Ghostface — which means the new assailant is certainly a superfan.
But that isn’t exactly new territory, as the meta-ness of film fandom has been covered many a time within this franchise. Heck, even the previous installment had a “Stab” fanboy at the helm of Ghostface’s crimes (Jack Quaid’s Richie, in case you forgot). That said, knowing what we know about this new film, it’ll be interesting to see how they take this idolization concept to the next level here and do something new with it. Clearly, Ghostface is only as powerful as his biggest fan these days.
“Scream 6” will see the return of cast members Cox, Barrera, Savoy Brown, Jenna Ortega, and Mason Gooding, with Panettiere, Samara Weaving, Dermot Mulroney, and Tony Revolori rounding out the supporting cast. The film is once again directed by Radio Silence members Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin from a script written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, who also penned the 2022 reboot.
“Scream 6” is set to arrive in theaters in the United States on March 10, 2023.