Matthew Lillard Says He Would "Obviously" Love To Come Back For 'Scream 5' but "Can't Imagine" It
I'll be right back!!!!!!! No, seriously.
Matthew Lillard (Scream, SLC Punk) was recently asked by TooFab about a possible return to the 'Scream' franchise now that Neve Campbell has admitted she's in talks to return for 'Scream 5'. Here's what he had to say:
"Yes, yes, I'm available, yes, yes! Yes, obviously. That's like Stacey Abrams openly campaigning for the vice presidency. There's nobody that wouldn't want to come back and reprise a role they got to do when they were a boy and be able to do something different as a man would be exciting. You just don't get that opportunity often."
If you're reading this right now and thinking "Stupidity Leak!", Mike! Stu died at the end of 'Scream' after he was stabbed and had a goddamn TV dropped on his face. I understand and I move to strike on the account of that being totally survivable with some really good writing. Especially for the always wiley 'Scream' franchise.
I'm not alone in this sentiment, either. Before a metric fuckload went wrong with the production of 'Scream 3'; 'Scream' writer Kevin Williamson had plans to bring the character of Stu for that film as well. The idea being that he had a cult following doing his bidding whilst he served his time in prison. This idea was later used for Kevin Bacon TV series 'The Following'.
Here's a whole video about it from yours truly and my heterosexual life mate, J. (Read on for more of Matthew Lillard's comments on 'Scream 5'.
Unfortunately, Lillard also says that he "can't imagine" it actually happening. Which, would obviously lead you to assume that he hasn't been contacted and that he won't be.
However, if the big twist of 'Scream 5' were indeed that Stu is the killer, do you honestly think he'd tell us otherwise? This whole thing could possibly be Matthew Lillard using his dimwitted inexperience as merely a subtle form of manipulation, used to lower people's expectations, thereby enhancing his ability to effectively maneuver within any given situation?
That was a 'Scream 2' Dewey quote, by the way. I would never call Matthew Lillard dimwitted. That dude has rocked the shit out of his roles in several of my favorite films. I'd personally love to see him come back to the franchise and light up the screen again and I think it's rad that he'd be so down for it. What do you think, though? Would you rather them LIVER ALONE? That's the second time I've made that joke today and I don't apologize.
Shoutout to @CriticalOverlo3 on twitter for the heads up on this story! More to come!