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Scream writer reveals which character he wishes survived
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Scream writer reveals which character he wishes survived

Scream writer reveals which character he wishes survived
Photo: © ANP

Scream writer Kevin Williamson has explained how he wishes one of the characters killed off in the series survived.

Williamson wrote Scream and Scream 2 and wrote the original script for Scream 3, though widespread changes were made by another writer for that one.

He returned as executive producer for the reboot Scream, and Scream VI, both of which were a success both critically and commercially.

READ MORE: Scream VI: Did Neve Campbell's absence change the script?

The Scream series is, naturally, known for killing off plenty of characters, some of them beloved. Even franchise favourite David Arquette's Dewey met his demise at the hands of Ghostface in the reboot / sequel / legacy sequel - whatever you want to call it.

One of the most popular characters in the franchise is Randy, played by Jamie Kennedy. In the first movie, he outlined the horror movie 'rules' which was a major part of its meta-based success.

He returned with more rules in Scream 2, but he was stabbed to death midway through. He would return again in Scream 3, but in a pre-taped video recording.

Williamson wishes Randy survived Ghostface

Williamson believes that Randy should probably have been kept alive as he would have flourished in the uber-meta setting that the franchise now finds itself in.

“I think everyone I know would say Randy because he kind of met an untimely demise in the middle of the film," he told Collider.

"Had I known that there was gonna be a 3, 4, 5, that it was gonna go on, I would have loved to have had him be a legacy character.

“I think he could have evolved with the state of horror through the last 20-something years, and I think you could have done a lot with him in terms of who he was and who his character is, and how it informed his life and the trauma of what really happened versus his love for the horror films. Would that always be? Would he turn against them? What would happen? And I kind of thought that would have been an interesting character to play with.”

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