Earlier this month it was reported that actor Jamie Kennedy, who played the popular character Randy in Wes Craven's Scream and then met his untimely demise in Scream 2, would be returning to the screen in Scream 4. Kevin Williamson recently chatted with Fearnet about the production, and clearly stated that there is no way Randy would be coming back. Here is what he had to say:
"We're not that movie. We're not that universe where you can bring people back from the dead. That would be just a cheat. It's such a disservice. Everyone's like, "When's Randy coming back?" I'm like, "You know what? I would love nothing more than to have Jamie Kennedy in the film. However to have Randy in the film, it sort of just takes it... I mean Scream 2 was a lie, you know? It's a false move. So I just won't do it. I can't do that. I just won't do it."
The director also confirmed that Scream 4 will likely turn into a trilogy:
"There's three. I am contracted for 4, 5 and 6, but the deal for 6 is not done. I mean I pitched three films. The story is about returning to Woodsboro; and Scream 5 - knock on wood, if we actually get to it, because 4 has to be good in order for us to make a 5 - 5 will be a continuation of 4, but 4 is its own movie. It has a beginning, a middle and its own ending, which will be satisfying hopefully. It has a beginning, middle and end and 5 has a beginning, middle and end; it's just a continuation of the lives of all the people that live in 4. I can't start giving 5 away - that gives up too much of 4."