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Jamie Kennedy Confirms What We Suspected All Along About Scream 5

The fifth movie of the "Scream" film series on the way, and once again bearing the simple title "Scream." It's been over a decade since "Scream 4," but the trailer for the new "Scream" revealed that despite the passage of time, none of the survivors of the movie series have quite managed to escape the Ghostface fray. As such, franchise favorites like Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox),  and Dewey Riley (David Arquette) all return in the new movie — which is particularly impressive for Dewey, who has suffered near-fatal attacks by pretty much every masked killer in the franchise.

Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) is another extremely prominent figure in the first two "Scream" movies, and his presence would no doubt be welcome in the upcoming film, as well. Now, Kennedy has weighed in on the fate of his character, and he confirms what we suspected all along. 

Jamie Kennedy says Randy Meeks is dead

The "Scream" franchise has never been afraid to shake things up, and "Scream 2" makes this incredibly clear when the Ghostface killer brutally murders Randy Meeks in Gale Weathers' van. Being a major survivor of the Woodsboro Massacre of the original "Scream," and an established character who explains many of the horror movie tropes the franchise operates on, Randy is arguably the most notable victim in the series at that point. In fact, his impact to the movies is such that he even returns in pre-recorded form for one last info dump in "Scream 3."

The trailer for the new "Scream" (via YouTube) seems to support the fact that Randy is gone, since we see Sydney, Dewey, and Gale give the younger generation of characters a very Randy-esque meta speech about horror movie survival rules. In an interview with Collider (via YouTube), Jamie Kennedy indeed confirms that his character has exited the franchise. "For all purposes, I know I'm dead," he speaks of his character. "I'm not involved in 'Scream 5'. I'm deader than a doornail, and I was killed in the 1990s."

It's certainly a shame that Randy and his all-important knowledge of horror movie tropes won't be around anymore, but considering the fact that the character already survived one attempt on his life in the original "Scream," it would probably be a bit too unrealistic to ask viewers to believe that the character survived the events of "Scream 2."