SCREAM Star David Arquette Teases Possible Return As Dewey And Responds To Fan Backlash (Exclusive)

Scream legend David Arquette talks about his character's shocking death in the last movie, pondering the possibility of reprising the role and sharing his take on the way fans responded to Dewey's demise.

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Last year's Scream movie was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from horror fans, though there was one decision that proved particularly divisive. 

We are, of course, referring to the shocking death of David Arquette's Dewey Riley, one of the franchise's most beloved characters. Ghostface brutally killing the cop certainly made it clear that no one in the movie was safe, but there's since been an outpouring of grief and rage from fans who remain horrified (no pun intended) that Dewey's story is over. 

Arquette recently sat down to talk with us about his standout work in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. While we had this opportunity, we asked the actor how he feels now about Dewey's demise and what it's been like to see that emotional response from everyone. 

"I know, it was really sweet to see the reaction of the fans. It was hard," Arquette admits in the video below. "It was a project I really loved being part of. They went off to do number six and I was like, ‘Oh, okay…’ [Laughs] It’s hard. It’s something that’s really close to my heart, but I love how they handled it."
 


"I think my character had a really good role in Scream 5 and had a lot to do. That was really nice. We’ll see..."

"We'll see"? That prompted us to ask the actor if he thinks a surprise resurrection could be a possibility for Dewey down the line and he's discounting nothing. "Yeah! [Laughs] Who knows, anything is possible. I mean, how many movies have Jason or Mike Myers been in? Not that Dewey’s a killer, but there is a coming-back-to-life element within these horror films."

It would be great to see it happen, and as far-fetched as it might seem on the surface, it's not as if stranger things haven't happened in these Scream movies! 

The next instalment is currently being shot, and there's always a chance David is playing coy here. If nothing else, flashbacks or a dream sequence have to be a possibility, though only time will tell on that front. The new filmmakers, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, are very secretive about their plans, so we're unlikely to find out more until we're sat down in theaters. 

Would you like to see more Dewey in Scream 6 and beyond?
 

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