Despite the fact that I hated Scream 4 when I saw it in theaters, for whatever reason, I like it now watching it on DVD. Even though Scream 4 was not as financially successful as the previous films in the franchise, Wes Craven has confirmed that Scream 5 will happen eventually. He wants to take the summer off from Hollywood, and then he and The Weinstein Company will see where the idea is at. A few months after that announcement, Wes Craven said that Bob Weinstein will probably be looking for a new writer for Scream 5, as Kevin Williamson is very busy with the highly successful CW shows, The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle.
Now fans of Scream who purchased the DVD may have some future insight into Scream 5, if they bothered to watch the film with the commentary. Since nothing is confirmed, nor denied, take this with a grain of salt. These are only subtle hints I picked up on while watching Scream 4 with commentary. Let’s start with the fate of “Kirby.” I’ve seen a couple of discussions on message boards about whether “Kirby” lived or died; with most of the speculation coming from the fact that we never see her actually dead. This is what Wes and Hayden said while watching her…stabbing scene.
Wes Craven: “As you can see, Hayden was still moving.”
Hayden Panettiere: “Still moving…”
Wes Craven: “Not saying she’s coming back for sure.”
Sounds like “Kirby” may have survived after all, right? It would make sense. Scream 4 was supposed to be the first film in the new trilogy. I doubt Neve Campbell probably will return, although David Arquette said he would if all the pieces fit. Would that make “Kirby” the new survivor girl to carry on the franchise? Possibly, again – this is all speculation from fans as well as what has been said on the Scream 4 DVD. However, “Kirby” may not be the only new cast member from Scream 4 to return in the next entry. During the hospital battle between “Jill” and the other cast, “Jill” is shot in the chest. Here’s what is said on commentary during this scene.
Emma Roberts: “Originally I was supposed to get shot in the head.”
Wes Craven: “Yup, it’s true.”
Emma Roberts: “But, they shot me in the chest.”
Wes Craven: “I made a battle field decision.”
Emma Roberts: “Because you never know, I could come back.”
Wes Craven: “You never know…”
Emma Roberts: “But, I did stay still when I died, just incase.”
Wes Craven: “You did, but if you notice in the very last shot – there’s a microscopic twitch of your face. We took it out, but I said put it back.”
Does this mean that “Jill” could return in Scream 5, probably in some sort of escaped mental patient fashion? It could be interesting, right? Again, this is all fan speculation along with quotes from the Scream 4 DVD commentary. So, make sure you go out and buy your copy to follow along with the rumors!