Matthew Lillard was the Original Scream 3 Killer?

Scream 3 had the WORST reveal of the killer in all three of the films, and it was no surprise that the franchise ended there. But now years later they are picking it up again in hopes of re-invigorating the film series and in a recent podcast in chatting with Matthew Lillard (killer of the first Scream movie) it was revealed that he was originally intended to return as the killer of the third film as well.

Now of course spilling this plotline that was scrapped from part 3 also means it wasn’t used for the premise for Scream 4, currently in production. Had Lillard been invited back as a surprise killer for 4, I doubt he would be talking about it online.

I still think it makes logical sense that they should have made Sidney the killer, bringing her story full cycle, but the more images they release of her getting chased down and attacked by Ghostface, it is seeming less likely to happen.

I would have preferred the ending to Scream 3 that Lillard describes.

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5 thoughts on “Matthew Lillard was the Original Scream 3 Killer?

  1. This movie is clever in 1 aspect: They already confirmed that, in case of Scream 5 (or 5cream, as I like to write) be done, The story will revolve around the surviving characters of the Wodosboroo Massacre No. 2.
    This is good, because it´s a breath of fresh air: If this is completed, it will be the first time a character who was not in the original will be in a sequel. of course i´m talking about Marley Shelton´s character “Deputy Judy Hicks”. Although it as been much debate about a possible return of Hayden Pannetiere to her role as “Kirby Reed”, I honestly think it´s stupid. I mean, Charlie putted the all knife on her guts! How could she survive? That´s like bringing back Stu after he gets electrocuted, or Mickey, after he gets at least 10 bullets to his chest.

  2. I( always thought I good twist to a later Scream flick was to have two killers who were NOT working together. Basically, two indepedent copycats where one might even try to kill the other.

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