As this story develops, it is likely that full details regarding Barrera’s departure will soon come to light, and we will update accordingly. The specific comment in question was NO provided in the Variety report, nor has it been determined whether the comment in question is still publicly available or has been removed.
It’s yet to be confirmed what this means for the future of twins Meeks-Martin and Ortega’s involvement as Tara Carpenter in Scream VII, but the “new Sidney” is no longer featured in the film, finding the connective tissue between the classic Scream and the new Scream ” require a lot of creativity.
Cast changes aren’t the only change in the “Scream” series, as it was previously announced that “Happy Death Day” and “Freaky” director Christopher Landon will take the helm of “Scream VII.” If Landon’s extensive resume hasn’t impressed you, he’s been incredibly honest on social media about his love of horror movies, especially slashers. While I’m certainly sad to see Sam go, it’s hard not to hope that this opens the door to Sidney Prescott’s return. With a rotating cast of Ghostfaces, the Scream movies have always been about Sidney’s survival. While her absence from Scream VI was respectfully explained as Sidney deserved a break, perhaps a return will finally put an end to Ghostface’s reign of terror once and for all.