‘Teen Wolf’ movie teaser reunites Tyler Posey and Tyler Hoechlin
The wolf pack is back. The first teaser for the upcoming “Teen Wolf” movie sequel dropped at Comic-Con on Thursday, showcasing the return of the original show’s cast in the original Paramount+ movie.
One of the trailer’s biggest reveals came in the final moments, when Crystal Reed’s character, Allison, returns from the dead.
“I wanted to make sure I did the character justice,” creator Jeff Davis said during the “Teen Wolf” panel. “Having him back was amazing. I texted Crystal, “We don’t really have a story yet.” I mostly have ideas but I always said if I was doing a movie I would bring Allison back. She texted back and said she broke down in tears. She was there from then on.
When asked what it was like working with Reed again, star Tyler Posey – who was happy to announce the cast could finally swear in the more mature film ‘Teen Wolf’ – said it was “damn awesome”.
” We grew up. For Scott, it shakes up his world. He doesn’t know what to think,” Posey teased on the panel.
On the show, Allison died at the end of Season 3, after Reed decided to leave the show. The teaser, however, reveals that the character returned from the grave under mysterious circumstances. After footage of several characters from the original series battling dark new foes, with an explosive narrator predicting their downfall, the teaser ends with Scott meeting Allison’s father, Chris (JR Bourne) in the hospital for the inform that Allison is alive, followed by footage of Reed walking through the rain, equipped with a bow and arrow.
“I told Paramount+ that I absolutely couldn’t do another season, and they said, ‘What about a movie? ‘” Davis said. “I realized we were writing a very long movie because we have 20 main characters. I realized I had written a short season 7; we’ll see how long in the final cut. Davis also noted that over “Teen Wolf” could happen, as long as fans support it and sign up for Paramount+, he joked.
The panel, made up of Davis, Posey and Hoechlin, revealed that the film jumps far in time and that Scott is now 50 (for the first time, Scott is older than Posey in real life, the actor noted ). Scott left Beacon Hills and now lives in Los Angeles, where he leads a “normal”, “lonely” life. Derek also has a son, whom Hoechlin helped cast as producer during the audition process.
An extremely loose adaptation of the 1985 teen comedy starring Michael J. Fox, “Teen Wolf” aired on MTV from 2011 to 2017 and starred Posey as Scott, an ordinary teenager who becomes a werewolf and ends up by assembling a “pack” to help defend the town of Beacon Hills from supernatural threats. Over the course of the show’s 100 episodes, he allies himself with a wide array of characters, including werewolf hunter Allison, older werewolf Derek (Tyler Hoechlin), and banshee Lydia (Holland Roden).
“Teen Wolf: The Movie” sees many main and recurring cast members reprising their roles, Posey being joined by Reed, Roden, Hoechlin, Shelley Hennig, Orny Adams, Linden Ashby, Bourne, Seth Gilliam, Colton Haynes, Ryan Kelley, Melissa Ponzio , Dylan Sprayberry, Khylin Rhambo and Ian Bohen. Davis, the creator of the original series, wrote and produced the film for Paramount+.
Although most of the cast from the original series will be returning for the film, a few key players will be MIA for the return of the wolf pack. More importantly, Dylan O’Brien, who played fan-favorite character Stiles throughout the series, won’t be returning to the film, saying Variety earlier this year that it was a “tough decision”. Additionally, Arden Cho, who played Thunder Kitsune Kira for three seasons, passed away after being offered a lower salary than most of his co-stars.
While there are currently no plans for a new “Teen Wolf” series, the film isn’t the only werewolf-based property premiering on Paramount+ this year. Davis is currently in production on another werewolf show, “Wolf Pack,” which is based on Canadian horror author Edo Van Belkom’s book series and is unrelated to “Teen Wolf.”
“Teen Wolf: The Movie” will premiere on Paramount+ later this year. Watch the teaser below.