Sidney Prescott might be coming back to the “Scream” universe — if star Neve Campbell, who originated the role in 1996 and carried the franchise for decades, gets convinced “the right circumstances” can be met. Campbell shared the news on the BAFTA Tea Party red carpet on Saturday.
When asked if she would rejoin the struggling franchise, Campbell said, “Given the right circumstances, yes. I made a statement several years ago, and it was the reason I didn’t do the film at the time. I just really felt the need to stand up and say that I don’t think I would have been treated that way if I was a man carrying a franchise for 25 years.”
“Scream VII” was hit with a number of setbacks throughout 2023. On Nov. 21, Melissa Barrera was fired from the film after she posted social media content that some felt was antisemitic. In a since-deleted Instagram post, Barrera wrote, “Gaza is currently being treated like a concentration camp.”
The next day, “Wednesday” star Jenna Ortega also exited the upcoming film, but an insider added that the decision was unrelated to Barrera’s firing. In December, director Christopher Landon revealed on X (formerly Twitter) that he had also left the production.