October 4, 2022
Scream's David Arquette Reacts To Neve Campbell Exiting The Sixth Movie

It’s a great time to be a horror fan, as the genre has been experiencing a thrilling renaissance for a number of years. Some of the best horror movies returned to theaters via legacy-quels, including the fifth Scream movie. And franchise icon David Arquette recently reacted to Neve Campbell exiting the sixth movie.

The generations of Scream fans out there were disappointed yesterday when Neve Campbell issued a statement about not playing Sidney Prescott in the developing sixth movie. She cited pay negotiations as the reason why she was sitting out of the slasher, seemingly putting the project into limbo in the process. David Arquette starred alongside Campbell in all five movies so far, shockingly being killed off in the most recent sequel. He was recently tasked by ComicBook about the Craft star’s decision to step down, responding honestly with:

I’d love for her to be a part of it. A Scream movie without Sidney is kind of unfortunate, but I understand her decision. It’s all a business in a way, they have to balance all these elements to fit a budget and produce a film. I get it, she’s still alive! She [can] absolutely be in future ones, but I think it’s up to fans to call for that in the future. […] That is sudden, it’s a business, though. I respect her decision, for sure.

Well, there you have it. Dewey himself can’t imagine a Scream movie without Neve Campbell’s scream queen, and neither can fans. And while he understands the reasoning behind Campbell’s decision, David Arquette also admits he’d love to see her appear in the developing sequel. Could the folks at Paramount change their mind and strike a new deal? Only time will tell.

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