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Matthew Lillard discusses his chances of returning to the Scream movies

January 7th, 2024 by Marc Comments

One of our favourite movie theories here at FTN Towers is that Stu Macher, one of the original two killers in Scream, played by Matthew Lillard, is still alive in the Scream universe – I’m not going to break down the myriad of reasons why, there’ll be posts below – and now the star himself, in the wake of the chaos around the seventh movie’s production, has spoken about if he’ll return.

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Matthew Lillard has been quite open before about returning to the role with the original plan for Scream 3 being to have Stu orchestrating the whole thing from his prison cell, but that was then and this is now, so will we see him back?

Scream [5] hints that Stu Macher is still alive and not only that but Matthew Lillard is in the movie!

“I don’t think so. I don’t think so. I mean, look, with what they’re going through right now, I have no idea where that goes,” Lillard says.

“If there’s a world where it makes sense, then sure. I mean, they keep mentioning it, they keep tip-toeing around the outside… I hope they put it to bed one way or the other. I can’t walk down the street without somebody asking me if I’m going to be in Episode 35 or whatever.”

Lillard is referring to the recent developments that saw Scream 5 and 6 star Melissa Barrera fired from the movie and her costars and then director leaving shortly after, leaving the movie production in limbo, but it was recently confirmed that despite all this, the seventh Scream movie, writers Guy Busick and James Vanderbilt would be returning for the next movie and they have hinted in the past that they are not against Stu’s murderous return.

Honestly, I would love to see the character return for a new Scream movie but, even if he never does, the movies have loads of fun nods and hints that he’s still out there and it’s as much fun spotting those as it would be if Stu came back one past time. Maybe.

#PleaseComeBackStu anyone?

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Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….