David Arquette weighed in on Neve Campbell’s shocking announcement that she won’t be there shout 6 after a salary dispute. Campbell’s longtime co-star called the news “unfortunate” and said he hopes she returns in the future.
“I’d like her to be a part of it,” Arquette told ComicBook. “A scream movie without Sidney is a bit unhappy, but I understand her decision.”
On Monday, Campbell confirmed she will not be in the next installment of the much-loved horror franchise after the offer “didn’t equal the value I’ve added to the movies.”
Arquette, who has since played with Campbell scream premiering in 1996, added: “It’s all a business in a way, they have to balance all these elements to fit a budget and produce a movie. I get it, she’s still alive! She [can] definitely in the future, but I think it’s up to fans to ask for that in the future… That’s sudden, it’s a business though. I respect her decision, that’s for sure.”
As for Arquette’s character Dewey Riley, he told ComicBook that he’s “not in a loop” about what’s going on with a potential shout 6 back as his character was killed off in the last film.
Campbell has played Sidney Prescott, the most pivotal character in the film, for more than two decades. She reprized her role in this year’s scream which was a hit with critics and fans.
“Unfortunately, I won’t make the next one” scream film,” she said in a statement. “As a woman, I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my worth, especially when it comes to scream† I felt that the offer presented to me did not match the value I brought to the franchise. It was a very difficult decision to continue. to all my scream fans, i love you. You have always supported me so incredibly. I am forever grateful to you and for what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years.”
Original star Courteney Cox is expected to return for shout 6† Hayden Panettiere, who starred in shout 4, will reprise her role as Kirby. The sequel also added Dermot Mulroney.