As this story is developing, it is likely that the full details regarding Barrera’s exit will soon come to light, and we will update accordingly. The specific comment in question was not provided in Variety’s reporting, nor was it determined if the comment in question is still publicly available or was deleted.
What this means for the future of the Meeks-Martin twins’ or Ortega’s participation as Tara Carpenter in “Scream VII” has yet to be confirmed but with the “new Sidney” no longer appearing in the film, finding the connective tissue between classic “Scream” and new “Scream” will take some serious creativity.
The casting shakeup isn’t the only change for the “Scream” series, as it was previously announced that “Happy Death Day” and “Freaky” director Christopher Landon would be taking the helm on “Scream VII.” If you weren’t already impressed with Landon’s extensive horror resume, he’s also extremely candid on social media about his love of horror – especially slasher films. While I’m certainly sad to see Sam go, it’s hard not to hope this will open the door for the return of Sidney Prescott. With a rotating cast of Ghostfaces, the “Scream” films have always been about the survival of Sidney. While her absence in “Scream VI” was respectfully explained away as Sidney deserving a break, but perhaps a return will finally put an end to the Ghostface reign of terror once and for all.