Scream star Matthew Lillard is up for coming back for Scream 5

Joe Anderton

From Digital Spy

Scream 5 looks like it's taking shape, although we don't know that much about it at the moment.

What we do know is that Neve Campbell is likely to return, and she's not the only star from the original movie who is keen on making a comeback.

Matthew Lillard, whose character Stu Macher was unmasked as one of the killers by the end, has been speaking to TooFab about the upcoming sequel, which will be the first instalment not directed by Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 76.

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"Yes, yes, I'm available, yes, yes," he said, excitedly. "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. You just don't get that opportunity often.

"But I can't imagine that's the way that they will go."

Although he poured cold water on the idea at the end there, Lillard was originally going to return for the third movie. The plan was to have Stu act as an evil mastermind from behind bars, but the concept was abandoned.

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He admitted he's surprised that Hollywood hasn't tried to reboot the franchise before, or "screw it up" as he puts it, and said that Campbell's involvement is a stamp of approval as she is such a "voracious protector" of Craven and his legacy.

Campbell herself previously acknowledged that she was uncertain at first, but the new directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett were very "respectful".

Scream is available now on Amazon Prime, while the original trilogy is also on Blu-ray and DVD.

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