Well, would you look at that? Turns out Kirby Reed is alive and well despite Scream 4 leaving Kirby in an ambiguous state. Stabbed by one of the killers and left for dead. Most viewers had reservations about the finality of this fan-favorite character’s fate since we didn’t see an exclamation point on her death, like other characters. It seems fans were right for being optimistic about Kirby’s fate as Hayden Panettiere is returning for Scream 6
I may not have been the biggest fan of Scream aka Scream 5, but I’m still optimistic for the future of this series. The Ready or Not team has been solid so far. Producing one of my favorite horror movies in the last 10 years with Ready or Not and a decent, if albeit contrived sequel to a beloved franchise with 5cream (I know it’s not the title but it may as well have been). The competency of the 5th movie leads me to hope that they’ll tackle this next chapter with more confidence and willingness to take more risks. The addition of Panettiere is a step in the right direction.
The 5th movie used itself as a platform to comment on the meta requels and overall rehashing of horror franchises as of late. I’m sure the addition of a character from a late sequel will lend ample opportunity to comment on more sequels and pull in more legacy characters, hopefully in a more unique way. Either way, I’m excited to see my second favorite horror movie buff Scream character returning to the franchise.
Source: Hollywood Reporter