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Scream Fans got some much-needed good news this week when horror icon Samara Weaving joined the cast of the next chapter in the horror franchise. The babysitter star, who previously worked with directors Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin in his title role Ready or Notis officially the latest addition to the cast of scream 6. And since that’s half the fun every time someone gets on a Scream movie, fans are already theorizing whether Weaving will be a killer, a victim, or something else.
scream 6 It will see Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding and Jasmin Savoy Brown return from this January’s “requel,” with Courteney Cox also returning as Gale Weathers. As the follow-up will move the action from Woodsboro to New York City, people are hoping the new movie will expand the scope of the story, so there are plenty of potential roles Weaving could play. Some think that she could be playing an actress in the latest installment of the Stab franchise.
Others are still convinced that Stu Macher’s legacy will come into play somewhere, after Matthew Lillard failed to show up at scream 5. So what if Weaving is Stu’s vengeful long-lost sister?
Alternatively, could Weaving play Gale’s latest protégé? Spoiler alert: it rarely ends well for them.
An obvious choice… Could it be Ghostface?
Well, it’s possible, but others have used cold, hard logic to effectively rule out that eventuality. Most fans seem to think that Weaving will be the movie’s opening kill, a part that usually takes the most famous name on the call sheet.
scream 6 has been filming for weeks, so if Weaving has just been announced, chances are she’ll have a small, hopefully significant role.
Radio Silence wouldn’t waste it on a cameo, would it?
Now this has to be the best idea. We know that Hayden Panettiere returns as scream 4It’s Kirby Reed. So what if Weaving is, as another fan suggested, playing Kirby in a Stab movie and is it in fact the opening carnage and it is his death that brings the real Kirby back into the story?
scream 6 It hits theaters on March 31.