That said, there were rumors that Williamson didn't intend for Kirby to survive.
As it turns out, the new Scream officially settled the debate. Eagle-eyed fans have noticed that while Richie is watching a YouTube video about Stab 8, there's a recommended video in the sidebar called "Interview with Woodsboro Survivor Kirby Reed!"
Still, there's always Scream 6!
All right, now let's move on to Stu.
Full disclosure: While I totally understand wanting to see more of Matthew Lillard as Stu...I don't really buy it.
But hey, what do I know?
So, could Stu still return?
It's possible that this is a hint that Stu might be alive, or it's the filmmakers' way of playfully acknowledging a debate that's been raging for over a decade.
But again, anything's possible — especially considering we did see the return of a 100% dead character from the original Scream.
Either way, Matthew Lillard seems to be in full support of the direction the Scream franchise has taken — with or without him.
Do you think we'll see Kirby or Stu in a future Scream movie? Tell us in the comments!