Kevin Williamson Plans to Kill off Sid in Scream 4? Likely.

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With Neve Campbell having made it clear that she has no plans, or indeed any interest in returning as Sidney Prescott in the “Scream” films, it would seem that writer Kevin Williamson has no choice but to kill off the franchise’s main character and move on without her. Williamson seems to indicate just that when speaking to MTV at Comic-Con, saying:

“It’s gonna sort of involve our returning characters—the only characters left alive,” he said. “We’ve got Courteney Cox and David Arquette returning.”

Williamson, who was furiously writing a Sid-centric “Scream 4″ (a direct sequel to the previous 3 installments and not a reboot as rumored, he confirms) before getting the bad news from Neve Campbell herself, will now have to tweak his script to take the Sid part out completely. Which would seem to mean that Sid gets the shaft in the years between “Scream 3″ and “Scream 4″, with the latter supposedly picking up 10 years after the last one. But hey, we still have the Arquettes, which is just as good. Right?

By the way, people are still dumping on Campbell for not returning, but I kind of respect her. She’s moved on, even if it’s a bad career movie, but you gotta admire the girl’s integrity for not going backwards and taking the safe job.

Look Courtney, it's our movie career! Sha-weet!

Look Courtney, it's our movie career! Sha-weet!

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  • Z0r1n

    Halloween resurrection.

    • nikki

      i love the scream movies and i honestly think that they should make another one…. i am so excited….

    • tyler

      that would be stupid to have a scream 4 without the main character, Neve Campbell. It would be an utter mistake! If there is no sidney prescott then there is no Scream

  • Z0r1n

    Halloween resurrection.

    • nikki

      i love the scream movies and i honestly think that they should make another one…. i am so excited….

    • tyler

      that would be stupid to have a scream 4 without the main character, Neve Campbell. It would be an utter mistake! If there is no sidney prescott then there is no Scream

  • Records

    The enitre cast could return (miraculously back from the dead) and I STILL would NOT see any more Scream movies. It’s a tired concept. Rather than beat a series into the ground, writers should take their concepts and work them into new series.

  • Records

    The enitre cast could return (miraculously back from the dead) and I STILL would NOT see any more Scream movies. It’s a tired concept. Rather than beat a series into the ground, writers should take their concepts and work them into new series.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/kevin-williamson-plans-to-kill-off-sid-in-scream-4-likely/ Alex

    I like watching scream movies but they better have a good reason why their is a new scream coming back, and really making three movies that have sidney campbell surviving I don’t know how they are going to make her die in the fourth, she survived to many of them. And the three screams are about her brother getting back at her and her mother, but why is the fourth scream coming back and killing courtney and David Arquette?

    I am going to watch it when it comes out but I’m not promising my interest, just my curiosity in how they plan to resurect the scream.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/kevin-williamson-plans-to-kill-off-sid-in-scream-4-likely/ Alex

    I like watching scream movies but they better have a good reason why their is a new scream coming back, and really making three movies that have sidney campbell surviving I don’t know how they are going to make her die in the fourth, she survived to many of them. And the three screams are about her brother getting back at her and her mother, but why is the fourth scream coming back and killing courtney and David Arquette?

    I am going to watch it when it comes out but I’m not promising my interest, just my curiosity in how they plan to resurect the scream.