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By Jason Collins
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The fans of the cinematic horror genre are quite devastated after the rumors about Scream 7 started making rounds, particularly around Jenna Ortega’s return as the fan-favorite Tara Carpenter. However, following her rise to global fame after Wednesday, the actress is swarmed with various offers and projects, which might make her return to Scream impossible.

According to a Threads scooper @MyTimeToShineHello, Jenna Ortega isn’t likely to return for Scream 7. Apparently, Spaglass Media Group wants to start the filming of Scream 7 as soon as possible after the SAG-AFTRA’s strikes are over. However, it would seem that Ortega is super-busy, and starring in Scream 7 just isn’t a priority for the young actress.

Ortega’s success after starring in Tim Burton’s Wednesday—a surprisingly fantastic take on the Addams Family character—has been nothing short of astronomical, which opened several doors for the actress and put her in very high demand among movie producers.

Of course, as one could imagine, this has caused massive disappointment amongst the Scream fandom, considering that her character, Tara Carpenter, is very favored among the fans.

Without any official confirmation from the producers of Scream 7 or Jenna Ortega herself, her absence from the seventh installment should be treated as a mere rumor, so we implore readers to ingest the following information with a grain of salt.

Ortega’s success after starring in Tim Burton’s Wednesday—a surprisingly fantastic take on the Addams Family character—has been nothing short of astronomical, which opened several doors for the actress and put her in very high demand among movie producers.

Jenna Ortega Has A Packed Schedule

As things currently are, Jenna Ortega is committed to several projects, including the second season of Wednesday. She’s also set to appear in the movie The Baby, a horror film about a woman haunted by a possessed doll.

So, while Jenna Ortega is an important part of the Scream franchise, having appeared in the fifth and the sixth installment of the franchise—thus gaining a loyal fanbase—her hard work and dedication as Wednesday has certainly paid off and brought in more work. So, her departure from the future Scream film isn’t actually hard to imagine.

However, we’re talking about one of the biggest stars of the Scream franchise, and we shouldn’t write her appearance in Scream 7 off just yet. Sure, the actress might be committed to other projects at the moment, considering that Scream 7 is still in its conceptual phase, having found its director just two weeks ago.

The latest installment, Scream VI, proved to be a massive success for the franchise, as it was favored by both the critics and the audiences, and Jenna Ortega’s return isn’t outside the realm of possibilities. At least not yet.

Still, the uncertainty regarding the return of Jenna Ortega to the Scream franchise is polarizing the fandom, with some fans expressing understanding regarding busy schedules and engagements, while others have expressed their disappointment and sadness regarding the possibility of the actress’s absence from the future installment.

In either case, while her absence from the franchise still remains under question, it’s entirely discernable that it would lead to major disappointments among the fans.

When Will Scream 7 Release?

Scream 7 is currently in the very early stages of development according to IMDb, and while it’s unclear whether we’ll see Jenna Ortega’s return to the franchise, it’s almost certain that we won’t see Scream 7 before late 2024 at the earliest.  




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