“Scream 5” Release Date Delayed to 2022

Courteney Cox in "Scream"

Paramount announced the new release date for Scream 5, the newest installment in the classic horror franchise.

The horror flick was originally scheduled for a 2021 release, but now its official release date is set to January 14, 2022. The announcement was accompanied by a teasing tweet captioned, “On January 14, 2022… We’re going to hear you SCREAM.”

This is not the only movie that the studio postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Snake Eyes, the G. I. Joe spinoff, which was set to premiere on October 23, 2020, was pushed back for a year to October 22, 2021. The next installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise which was set to March 19, 2021, was rescheduled for March 4, 2022. Clifford the Big Red Dog, an adaptation of the PBS show was moved from November 13, 2020 to November 5, 2021. The studio’s untitled Billie Holiday film is now set for February 12, 2021—only one week before the Academy Awards new cutoff date, February 28, 2020.

Despite the delay, it seems that Scream 5 will still be a high-anticipated release, as both Courtney Cox and David Arquette are set to reprise their roles from the original movie. Neve Campbell has also expressed interest in returning to the franchise, though it is still unconfirmed if it will happen.