Randy Will Not Return for Scream 4. He’s Dead. Get Over It.

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As much as I like Jamie Kennedy’s turn as Randy in the “Scream” movies, bringing him back for the fourth installment always seemed like a very bad idea. Thankfully, screenwriter Kevin Williamson feels the same way. In a recent interview with FearNET, Williamson effectively crushed the hopes and dreams of boys and girls all across the nation by proclaiming that Randy still stay dead and buried. Smart move. For this sequel to be a success, Williamson needs to take the story in an entirely different direction. The landscape of horror has changed quite a bit since “Scream 3″, and the new film needs to reflect that. In my opinion, anyway.

Here’s more from Williamson on the subject:

We’re not that movie. We’re not that universe where you can bring people back from the dead. That would be just a cheat. It’s such a disservice. Everyone’s like, “When’s Randy coming back?” I’m like, “You know what? I would love nothing more than to have Jamie Kennedy in the film. However to have Randy in the film, it sort of just takes it… I mean Scream 2 was a lie, you know? It’s a false move. So I just won’t do it. I can’t do that. I just won’t do it.

Somewhere in Hollywood, Jamie Kennedy gently weeps.

Jamie Kennedy in Malibu's Most Wanted (2008) Movie Image

I'm still waiting for Malibu's Most Wanted 2. Believe that.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.