Kevin Williamson, the original screenwriter of Scream addressed Matthew Lillard’s theory about Stu Macher from the 1996’s film.
The original screenwriter of Scream, Kevin Williamson, recently addressed Lillard’s theory about Stu Macher being actually surviving the events of the 1996’s film.
Lillard’s Appearances In The Scream Franchise
Stu Macher, a character played by Lillard, was one of the two killers in 1996’s release, Scream. The other one was Billy Loomis, a character played by Skeet Ulrich. Both Stu and Billy met their demise by the time credits rolled. While Billy got shot in the head, Stu got a TV dropped on his head.
Last year, Lillard echoed his interest in playing Stu for the upcoming film. Later in the same year, he tweeted his theory on Stu’s survival in the 1996’s film. “I mean… it was just a TV? Right? You’d think he’d survive,” he wrote. The actor also appeared in the 1997’s Scream 2 but not as Stu. He instead played the role of an extra during a party scene. Some rumors also claimed that the actor was even there in the 2011’s release, Scream 4. But that wasn’t the case at all.
Kevin Williamson’s Statement On Lillard’s Appearance As Stu
The one, who penned Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 4, Williamson, was asked about Stu’s theory of survival by Lillard in a recent interview. To this, Williamson replied that he was just there, standing in the frat party in Scream 2. He also mentioned Lillard as an “extra” just because he showed up on the set that night. “I mean Stu does live forever. It’s interesting. I get more flack for killing Randy in Scream 2. I hear, ‘Why did you kill Randy?’ It’s because you really, really liked him!” he added.
Years ago, when Lillard appeared on The Bob Bendick Podcast, he claimed that Stu could make a comeback as it was in his cards at that point. As per his statement, a draft for Scream 3 included Stu and the makers were masterminding a new batch of killings in the show. However, the idea got scrapped in between and when the film was finally released in 2000, the killer was Roman Bridger played by Scott Foley and not Lillard. Roman was the brother of Sidney Prescott, a character played by Never Campbell.
With that being said, the upcoming Scream film will be the fifth part of the franchise and it is scheduled for a release on January 14, 2022. Written by Guy Busick and James Vanderbilt, Scream is directed by Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin. Apparently, it is going to be the second Scream film that is not written by Williamson and not to be directed by Wes Craven. The horror icon, Wes Craven, passed away in 2015 and perhaps that is the only reason why is excluded from the franchise. However, while Kevin Williamson has not written the fifth installment of the film, he remains attached to the franchise as an executive producer.
Scream will hit the theaters on January 14, 2022.