Courteney Cox is very upset about a return to Scream 6.

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The Scream franchise is undoubtedly one of the most iconic horror film series ever created. With five successful films in the franchise, Scream has proven that there is no end to the terror that serial killer Ghostface must inflict on the film’s characters and the world.

Only one thing has stayed constant across all five films: the character Gale Weathers, played by the actress Courtney Cox. By sheer luck, Gale has survived every movie’s nightmare, and this has raised the question of whether there will ever be an ending for her.

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This then begs the question of Gale appearing in the recently announced installment of the franchise, Scream 6. Cox recently said she’s open to returning to play Gale, but gave no indication if that was confirmed. Read on to find out more.

Cox starred in all five Scream films

Cox has now acted in all five Scream films starting with the original Scream which was made in 1997 with director Wes Craven. Cox’s character, Gale Weathers, was originally a news reporter covering the Woodsboro Ghostface murders until she was targeted by the serial killer.

In the first film, she teamed with Sidney Prescott (played by Neve Campbell) and Deputy Dewey Riley (played by David Arquette) to reveal the killer behind the mask. Despite best efforts, Ghostface has managed to survive every film and claim more victims.

That was pretty much the trend of the films that followed. Only Gale survived Ghostface’s knife, while all of her co-stars either died in the films or did not reprise their roles.

She would love to return for Scream 6

In a recent interview with ComicBook.comCox was asked about her future in the Scream universe and if she would be interested in playing Gale in the recently announced Scream 6.

She said she would, but tried to avoid discussing her character’s fate in Scream 5, saying, “Does that mean I didn’t die?” Cox also said that shooting the new film will be a ” fun experience” and she would love to be a part of the next part.

She also said she was certain that original director Wes Craven would be very proud of the effort and work that new directors Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin put into the film.

Cox said Scream 5 is a relaunch

Cox also clarified that the fifth part is not a continuation of the Scream series, but a relaunch. She said: “What a fun experience to have such a long-running film series and this one feels completely revitalized in a new way. And it’s a relaunch, not a fifth installment, whatever you call it… It’s a relaunch and the directors are amazing.”

Author Kevin Williamson created the first film, and he also wrote Scream 2 and Scream 4. He wasn’t part of Scream 3, which was written by Ehren Kruger. The late Wes Craven directed the first four Scream films and was known for his skills as a horror filmmaker.

After Craven’s death, Gillett and Bettinelli-Olpin were brought in to succeed him and direct Scream 2022, which Williamson served as executive producer. So fans understood what Cox meant when he said the film was a relaunch of the previous films.

Cox and Campbell are the last of the original stars

Finally, in Scream 5, another central character from the franchise, Deputy Dewey, was killed. This reduced the original “Scream” characters to two, Cox and Campbell (Sidney Prescott).

Courteney Cox is seen in Los Angeles, California.
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With the announcement of Scream 6 and the knowledge that the world has yet to see the last of Ghostface, the next film could be the last time Scream fans see Cox or Campbell, assuming both reprise their roles.

Cox has reiterated her interest in returning, but Campbell has yet to comment on whether fans will see her back in Woodsboro. Hope rests with Gillett and Bettinelli-Olpin to pull something special and have both actresses in the next film.

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