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Scream III star Parker Posey pitches her return to franchise to directors

April 24th, 2023 by Marc Comments

If there’s one thing a Scream fan loves, it’s the return of a legacy character, someone who made an impression in a previous outing and, much to our joy, is still alive and may have a role still to play in the series.

In the most recent Scream VI, we were all really happy to have Hayden Panettiere’s Kirby back in the fight as it made sense due to original Scream IV director Wes Craven wanted her to return in a letter outing and left her death ambiguous.

In recent weeks we’ve heard that Drew Barrymore’s Casey Becker might still be alive (here) – she isn’t – while, we ourselves are still hopeful that Matthew Lillard’s Stu Macher can still return (here) – he can, shut up! – heck, even Rose McGowan has a fun idea about how she could return to the series (here) – she won’t – but one character that could return for Scream VII is Park Posey’s Jennifer Jolie AKA Judy Jurgenstern.

A few weeks back I reported that Jolie is actually a character that Scream (V) and Scream VI directors Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett) would like to bring back and, in fact, a cool little Easter Egg spotted in Scream VI seems to indicate that she did survive the events of Scream III (here) and now Posey herself has said she’s approached Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett about returning to the series.

“Well, I did an interview for WNYC Radio, like three weeks ago, for the play I was doing. And they said, ‘Well, there’s some people here that want to say hi.’ And it was the Scream team,” Posey says in a new interview, “And I actually pitched, ‘Can I just be in another dimension and come back? And continue to …’ I hope so. I would love to do that. That was really fun. I can’t believe Wes Craven let me get away with some of the silly stuff I was doing. I loved him, and that was fun. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.”

So, let me summarise, Posey wants to come back, Radio Silence wants her back and her character was a highlight of Scream III and a definite fan favorite? Maybe our hope that the new Scream movies eventually might see a killer whose motivation is looking to finish off the survivors of the other movies could happen… after all, there’s quite a few people that Ghostface has still to end out there in the Scream universe.

I’m all up for Park Posey’s Jennifer Jolie AKA Judy Jurgenstern meeting the Core Four, what about you? Let me know.

Source: Comicbook

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….