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    Here's What We Know — And Don't Know — About "Scream 6"

    It's happening again.

    In case you missed it, a sixth installment of Scream was announced back in February — less than a month after the fifth movie hit theaters.

    These days you gotta have a sequel. I’m coming back for more. #ScreamMovie

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    That's a far cry from the 11 years we had to wait between Scream 3, Scream 4, and Scream — maybe it has something to do with the more than $100 million worldwide the most recent film had already pulled in.

    Here's everything we know about Scream 6 so far:

    Pretty much everyone behind the fifth movie will return for Scream 6.

    Which cast members are returning?

    Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers in "Scream 5"

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    There still hasn’t been a formal announcement that she’ll be appearing in the movie, but in an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Jenna Ortega (who later took home the golden popcorn for Most Frightened Performance for Scream) seemed to confirm that Cox will indeed be back.

    What about Sidney?

    Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott talking on the phone in "Scream 5"
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    The fact that Neve Campbell isn’t getting paid her worth is straight up sexism. I think it’s horrible. There. I said it. #Scream6 #scream #NeveCampbell #OG

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    Matthew Lillard, meanwhile, spoke about it on Twitter Spaces, asking, "Why is a woman supposed to take less?" He later tweeted about it on his feed, saying it's a matter of sexism at play.

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    Then again, there are rumors Campbell might return after all.

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    At the end of June, whispers about Campbell and the studio reaching a deal began to circulate, though nothing has been confirmed yet. In a now-deleted Instagram post, user @dontfuckwiththeoriginal wrote that, according to their source, "whose track record has been pristine," Spyglass and Paramount and Campbell came to terms but it's being kept "a secret in the same vein of No Way Home's cameos."

    The post went on to detail the role Sidney would reportedly play in the sixth and seventh films, saying she would appear briefly in the sixth movie and have an expanded role in the seventh.

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    Sidney Prescott in the first "Scream" with blood on her face saying, "Not in my movie"

    What's going on with Kirby?

    Hayden Panettiere as Kirby Reed in "Scream 4"

    "We had a Zoom with Hayden and we really wanted to try to find a way to get her into the movie," he said. "But we weren't able to get all the pieces in place in time... So we had to quickly pivot and Hayden was totally [understanding] about all that."

    Kirby in "Scream 4"

    Of course, fans have their theories.

    I actually kind of hope Kirby is the killer in Scream 6. The only thing they haven't done yet is have a past survivor be a Ghostface and who knows what the past decade has been like for Kirby.

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    I will totally be okay with Kirby being the opening kill of #Scream6 BUT ONLY if she fights back and kills one of the killers, leaving only one scared anxiety-ridden Ghostface to do the job on their own.

    Twitter: @brndnrod310

    If they bring Kirby back in Scream 6 just to kill her like they did Judy...

    HBO / Via Twitter: @thotpocket8

    What about new characters?

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    What will Scream 6 be about?

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    One thing we do know, though, is that at least part of the film will take place in New York City. In mid-June, not long after filming began, photos taken of the set, featuring NYPD police cars and FDNY ambulances, started popping up.

    Since then, other photos have emerged, revealing NYC taxi cabs and an NYC police precinct. Cox, Barrera, and Ortega can also be spotted in a number of these photos.

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    Other shots snapped by fans reveal what appear to be Halloween decorations outside people's homes, which means we might be in for an extra spooky Scream movie. If the film really does take place during Halloween, there's also a good chance we'll see some non-murderous Ghostfaces mingling with the regular old murderous one (or ones)

    The general lack of details hasn't stopped fans from theorizing or making plot point wish lists, though.

    can’t wait for their college era in scream 6 😌

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    Some people think that, since the fifth film was a "requel" to the original Scream, the sixth film would logically follow in the footsteps of Scream 2. If that's the case, we can expect to see Tara and the Meeks-Martin twins off at college (likely with protective big sis/former babysitter Sam close by).

    So where does that leave Gale and Sidney? It’s hard to say, now that Campbell isn’t returning. With Panettiere officially back in the mix and Cox almost certainly coming back, though, I wouldn’t be surprised if Gale meets the same fate as Dewey did in the last movie, leaving Kirby to take on the role of mentor to Sam and the others.

    I’m starting to think Gale might die in scream 6… and if that’s the case then i will be going with her

    Via Twitter: @jakedoeshorror

    As for Ghostface, in her ET interview, Jenna Ortega said that she’s read part of the script and the killer is even more “intimidating” this time around.

    “It just gets more and more gory,” she said. “I think that this is probably the most aggressive and violent version of Ghostface we’ve ever seen, which I think will really be fun to shoot.”

    Where is it being filmed?

    Melissa Barrera as Samantha Carpenter standing in Stu Macher's old house in "Scream 5"

    When will it be released?

    Don’t forget to set your alarm. The new #ScreamMovie is coming to theatres March 31, 2023 🔪

    Twitter: @ScreamMovies

    Scream 6 will hit theaters at the end of March 2023.

    What do you hope to see from Scream 6? Sound off in the comments!