Scream 5: Release date, cast, spoilers, trailers and news

17 November 2020, 20:09

By Sam Prance

Will Selena Gomez star in Scream 5? Will Neve Campbell return? Here's everything you need to know about the fifth movie in the Scream franchise.

Scream 5 is officially on the way, production has wrapped and people are now desperate to find out everything about the highly anticipated new film.

It's no secret that Scream is one of the most iconic slasher franchises of all time. As soon as Scream came out in 1996, fans all around the world fell in love with it. Scream 2, Scream 3, Scream 4 were all huge critical and commercial successes too leaving viewers wanting more of the Sidney Prescott saga.

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In 2015, Wes Craven, who directed the first four Scream movies, passed away leading fans to believe that a fifth film would never materialise. However, in 2019, Deadline revealed that Spyglass was developing Scream 5 and, shortly afterwards, original Scream cast members signed on to star in it.

With that in mind, here's what we know about Scream 5 so far, including the release date, cast, spoilers and much more.

When does Scream 5 come out?

Scream 5: Release date, cast, spoilers, trailers and news
Scream 5: Release date, cast, spoilers, trailers and news. Picture: Dimension Films

When is the Scream 5 release date?

Scream 5 was originally tipped for a 2021 release to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the first film. However, filming was delayed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans need not worry though. Production on the film resumed as soon as it was safe to do so and it has since finished. Production wrapped on November 17, 2020.

We also have an official release date. On August 29 2020, the official Scream Movies Twitter account confirmed that Scream 5 is coming in 2022. They tweeted: "On January 14, 2022… We’re going to hear you SCREAM."

Who will direct Scream 5?

Scream 5 will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Taylor Gillet. Matt and Taylor recently directed the 2019 comedy-horror Ready or Not starring Samara Weaving and they've also been behind other critically acclaimed horror films including Devil's Due and Southbound.

Given their command of the genre, we have high hopes for Scream 5.

Who will be in the Scream 5 cast? Will Neve Campbell return?

In May 2020, David Arquette confirmed that he had agreed to return as Dewey Riley in Scream 5 and, in July 2020, Courtney Cox took to Instagram to reveal that she would be back as Gale Weathers. It was later announced that Vida actress Melissa Barrera, You star Jenna Ortega and The Boys actor Jack Quaid would appear as brand new characters.

13 Reasons Why's Dylan Minnette, Love Victor's Mason Gooding, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood's Mikey Madison, American Sniper's Kyle Gallner, Love's Jasmin Savoy Brown and Scream 4's own Marley Shelton will also feature.

And in September 2020, Scream legend Neve Campbell took to Instagram to confirm that she will return as Sidney Prescott. She wrote: "Hello again, Sidney… #ImBack @ScreamMovies", alongside a video teaser of Ghostface with the caption: "Hello, Sidney... Remember me?"

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In May 2020, Neve told The Hollywood Reporter, "I definitely had a period where I was thinking it would just be too odd to do a movie without Wes, and I wasn’t certain that I would want to do that. But, I think enough time has passed."

She added: "I got this really, really respectful letter from the directors [Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett] of the new one. They wrote a letter honouring Wes in such a beautiful way, and they expressed that the reason they make horror movies is because of Wes and the Scream films."

Neve continued: "They also expressed how blown away they are at the idea of actually getting an opportunity to make one of them and how much they want to honour and respect Wes’ vision."

There are also rumours that Selena Gomez is set to star in the new movie after Courtney, Jenna, Melissa and David recently followed her on Instagram. The film's directors also followed Selena on Twitter, leading fans to speculate that she could be the opening kill.

What will Scream 5 be about?

Like all Scream movies, the plot of Scream 5 is currently completely under wraps. However, given that it's being filmed in North Carolina, like the original, we can assume that the cast will be back in the fictional town of Woodsboro.

It also wouldn't be Scream without a new Ghostface for Gale, Dewey and Sidney to stop, so expect that too.

Is there a Scream 5 trailer?

Not just yet but we'll keep you updated as soon as there is.