Is Hayden Panettiere’s Kirby Reed the new Ghostface in Scream VI? Fans have been speculating about this twist, but recent spoilers shed some light on the matter.

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead

Fans of the Scream franchise have been eagerly anticipating the release of Scream VI, the latest installment in the iconic horror series. With familiar faces like Courteney Cox reprising her role as Gale Weathers and the return of Hayden Panettiere as Kirby Reed, fans are excited to see where the story will go. But as with any horror movie, there are always twists and turns, and rumors have been swirling that Kirby Reed may have a surprising role to play in the film.

One theory that has been making the rounds is that Kirby Reed may actually be the new Ghostface. This theory has gained traction due to the fact that Kirby was conspicuously absent from the film’s promotional material and trailers. Fans have speculated that this could be a deliberate misdirection by the filmmakers, designed to conceal Kirby’s true role in the film.

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However, we can confirm that Kirby Reed is not, in fact, the new Ghostface. While the character certainly has a significant role to play in the film, it is not as the iconic masked killer. Instead, Kirby is an FBI agent who has taken a special interest in Ghostface cases, ever since she was stabbed by one of the killers in Woodsboro all those years ago.

Kirby joins forces with the tight-knit group of friends, including new protagonists played by Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, to catch the latest killer. During the final act of the film, Kirby is knocked out by Ghostface, and Dermot Mulroney’s Detective Wayne Bailey attempts to poison the Carpenter sisters against her. Kirby is then tragically stabbed, but the concluding sequences of the film reveal that she survives, teasing the potential for her return in future installments.

While Kirby Reed may not be Ghostface this time around, fans of the franchise are sure to be excited by her return and her significant role in the film. As for the new Ghostface, fans will have to wait until the release of Scream VI to see who is behind the mask this time. With the film set to hit theaters soon, it won’t be long before fans can see for themselves what twists and turns the latest installment in this iconic horror franchise has in store.