Teen Wolf is coming back with a revival movie on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada, as announced today during the film’s New York Comic Con panel: which cast members are returning and which are not? Find out!
The cast for the Teen Wolf Movie has finally been revealed! It’s not a shock that there a MANY recurring cast members that are ready to jump back into this supernatural world made of werewolves, banshee and other creatures.
SNEAK PEEK #1 – How Has Stiles Affected Lydia’s Banshee Power?
SNEAK PEEK #2 – Scott is still the Alpha
It will be available for fans in the U.K., Latin America and Australia to stream on Jan. 27, with additional international market premieres still TBD.
Teen Wolf: the Movie – Synopsis
In Teen Wolf: The Movie, ”a full moon rises in Beacon Hills, and with it a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of banshees, werecoyotes, hellhounds, kitsunes, and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager yet still an alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.”
Creator and stars discuss time jump, Stiles’ absence, and Allison’s return
So how is Scott different now that he’s grown up? “Beacon Hills royally messed him up and everybody else that was living there — except for Peter Hale, he thrives in Beacon Hills,” Posey says. “But Scott’s wanting to make a change. He lives in Los Angeles now … he wanted to get out, try a new life, try something else on for size, maybe step away from the leadership role a little bit.”
He continues, “As great of a leader as Scott was innately, instinctually, it’s confusing growing up in that world. It takes a toll. Discovering who you are as a human, as an adult, while also trying to save the world, you kind of need to sacrifice one for the other. He wanted to figure himself out, discover himself a little bit. And he’s more relaxed when we first pick up. It’s definitely a different version of him — but then he might have to resort to old ways when Beacon Hills summons him back.”
Derek’s a dad now!
Derek’s also extremely different in the movie … he’s a dad now! “It has its ups and downs,” Hoechlin says of Derek’s life as a father. “I really loved where Derek started on the show and where his story ended. For me, it was a very, very well-told, full story, so I thought it was a great thing to come back as a father and for his new challenge to not be about himself and figuring out who he was but trying to guide his son through that same process.”
We all wanted to see what would Derek be like as a dad?” Davis says. “Is he a good dad? Is he an okay dad or does he have some issues?” And since both Posey and Hoechlin are producers on the movie, Davis reveals that Hoechlin was actually able to help cast the actor playing his son Eli, Vince Mattis.
But now for the elephant in the room: where is Stiles? Dylan O’Brien is not among the cast returning for the movie, but that doesn’t mean his character is gone for good. “The movie does answer the question of what happened to ‘Stydia,’ so you’re going to have to watch,” Davis says. “And Stiles, while he isn’t in the movie, is ever present in the movie. These characters all leave an influence so there’s no way we could have done it without mentioning him or at least referencing, but all the other characters are there too. You’ll see some familiar faces.”
The official cast has finally been announced. This list is not complete: additional names will be announced at a later date. By far, here’s who’s coming back!
- Tyler Posey as Scott McCall
- LAST ADDED: Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale
- Holland Roden as Lydia Martin
- Shelley Hennig as Malia Tate
- Crystal Reed as Allison Argent
- Orny Adams as Coach Bobby Finstock
- Linden Ashby as Sheriff Noah Stilinski
- JR Bourne as Chris Argent
- Seth Gilliam as Dr. Alan Deaton
- Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore
- Ryan Kelley as Deputy Jordan Parrish
- Melissa Ponzio as Melissa McCall
- Dylan Sprayberry as Liam Dunbar
- Ian Bohen as Peter Hale
- Khylin Rhambo as Mason Hewitt
Of course, there are some names that are missing: Dylan O’Brien (Stiles) and Arden Cho (Kira) are not coming back. Cho was approached to appear in the movie, Deadline reports, but declined when she was only offered half the salary as her three main female costars.
At first, Tyler Hoechlin was on the line and nobody knew if he was about to return as Derek Hale. It’s official now: Hoechlin will reprise his role on the Teen Wolf movie! He also will serve as a producer on the film.
No words about Daniel Sharman (Isaac).
Dylan O’Brien said he won’t be reprising his role as Stiles in the Teen Wolf Movie
O’Brien confirmed that he will not be reprising the role of Stiles for Teen Wolf: The Movie, which premieres on Paramount+ later this year.“It was a difficult decision,” O’Brien says. “A lot went into it. The show couldn’t be more dear to me. It was the first thing I ever did I and so many people there are extremely dear to me. It was something I was trying to make work but it all happened very fast. We didn’t really know that it was happening and they kind of just threw it at us a little bit, which is fine because we all love the show. We were trying to figure it out.”
“Ultimately, I just decided it was left in a really good place for me and I still want to leave it there,” he continues. “I wish them well and I’m going to watch it the first night it comes out. I hope it f–ing kicks ass, but I’m not going to be in it.”
Arden Cho Confirms She Passed On ‘Teen Wolf’ Revival Movie Over Salary Inequity
Teen Wolf alum Arden Cho has confirmed that she passed on joining Paramount+’s revival movie after learning that she was offered far less money than her white and/or male co-stars.
“I could probably, off the top of my head, think of over ten Asian American actors I know who were paid significantly less than their counterparts,” she said. “Sometimes you don’t have a choice to say ‘no.’ Sometimes you just need it. You’ve got bills to pay.”
She also told the publication she “wasn’t saying ‘no’ necessarily” for me or because I was angry. I was saying ‘no’ because I hope that there will be more equality in the future.”
New cast members
Teen Wolf will introduce us to a few more faces, as the official IG account announced on Friday. Vince Mattis, Nobi Nakanishi and Amy Lin Workman have been cast in the project.
Mattis will play Eli Hale, Derek Hale’s (Hoechlin) 15-year-old son. Lin Workman plays Hikari Zhang. Nakanishi is Deputy Ishida.
Holland Roden Talks Returning as Lydia Without Dylan O’Brien’s Stiles By Her Side
“It’s sort of like when you have 11 kids and one’s missing,” Roden told Us. “Like, of course you know that they’re missing. We’re sad they’re not there, but it’s nice that we got as many people together as we could.”
It really is like coming back to a family versus a professional work environment. We all stayed at the same hotel. It was like an adult camp. … We just were really fond of that part of Atlanta,” she told Us, adding that they congregated at Brash Coffee, saying it was the Teen Wolf cast’s version of Friends‘ Central Perk.
“It was like coming home,” Roden continued. “Having so many of your friends and getting to work with them and the fact that we grew up together is — I know that’s a rare thing in this business — and I certainly don’t take it for granted.”
Tyler Posey Says He ‘Never Wants the Show to Die,’ Hopes ‘More’ Is Coming
“I have been very vocal about wanting to bring it back on social media. Every time I see Jeff, I am like, ‘Let’s bring the show back.’ But it had been a little while. I kind of let the notion die and then Jeff called me and immediately he was like, ‘Would you want to do a Teen Wolf movie?'” Posey told ET’s Ash Crossan at the movie’s junket earlier this month. “And I almost cut him off before he finished saying the sentence. I was like, ‘Absolutely. Please God, yes.’ I have been fantasizing about it and visualizing it.”
“I was so ready to do it. I had been wanting this to happen for so long and I have never let the character die and the show die, and it’s so close to my heart,” the actor added.
“I just thought, ‘Oh, that’s so amazing. I am very happy for everyone.’ And so I text Jeff, ‘Congratulations,’ and he said, ‘Can I call you?'” the 37-year-old actress recalled. “I remember I was in this park bench in New York and everything just sank and my feet stood still. I said yes and he called me. He asked, ‘Will you come back? I want to bring Allison back.’ And immediately I said yes, and it was very, very emotional for us. We’ve kept in touch since I left, but he is so, so excited about it that there’s no way that I could say no.”
“Grieving never really ends. The mourning process never really ends but you cope, and you accept, and you move on. Scott’s at a point that when we do see him, he is lonely and he’s reminiscing and wistful and misses the past, but obviously he’s going to have to move on,” Posey teed up. “He has to if he wants to continue with his life and find a new family. It can’t be Allison because she’s gone and so he’s accepted that. And then he sees her and he’s just like, ‘I don’t know how to feel.'”
“There’s all these flooded emotions and mixed feelings about it all. But she’s always been his true love and has been since the beginning of Teen Wolf,” he said. “It’s going to be a weird ride for Scott to figure it out and there’s all these other scenarios that get in the way of them. It’s a wild, wild ride.”
While it may be messy for Scott, for Posey and Reed, reuniting after so many years “was awesome,” they both said.
“That was one of the things where — I haven’t worked with you since… a long time,” Posey asked Reed, who confirmed it’s been “a very long time” since they’ve shared a scene together.
“Everything about filming this movie was so nostalgic. The crew was the same, all the actors were still the same and seeing Crystal in Atlanta, I was just like, ‘Where the hell am I right now?’ It just felt so good,” Posey remembered.
“It was nice ’cause last time I saw you and we worked together I was 23 and now I’m 30. As a 30-year-old to come back into this and reconnect and get to know each other again, it’s different.”
“Yeah, the very last scene we actually filmed together was [Allison’s] death scene. So that was interesting and I remember the first time I saw you for the film, I was in a fitting and I was half-clothed, and I saw him out the door and I didn’t even realize I didn’t have a lot of clothes on. And I was like, ‘Tyler!'” Reed shared. “We had the biggest hug and it was very heartwarming.”
Reed confirmed she’s gone back since and watched Allison’s death in the penultimate episode of season 3 and admitted “it never gets easy.” “It was tricky for me because for that scene I researched — I didn’t have to but I had this obsession with having everything be real,” she said. “So, I had to research what actually happens to your body when you die, so I was trying really hard in that scene to figure out her physicality and what’s shutting down in her body and what does that feel like?”
“But then I remember on the day, I just let go and I felt so much love and I think comes through in the scene, where she says she loves [Scott] and it’s very emotionally charged,” Reed noted.
It’s unclear whether the Teen Wolf movie is a sign of more to come for the franchise, but Posey doubled down on his commitment to his character and this universe.
“Hell yeah, dude. I never want this show to die, this movie to die now. I want there to be more. I don’t know in what capacity [but] I want more,” Posey insisted when asked if he’d want to continue playing in the Teen Wolf sandbox. “I’ve always wanted it and the fans do too. Hopefully, they’ll still want more after they watch this movie and we’ll go from there. But yeah, I’m 100 percent ready to be a geriatric wolf. Always.”
Teen Wolf: The Movie’ Cast Reflects on Dedicated Fanbase, Teases New Story 15 Years Later
Teen Wolf is back at San Diego Comic Con!
Series creator and showrunner Jeff Davis and the Teen Wolf the Movie cast members preview the upcoming Paramount+ film while taking a look back at the iconic MTV series that started it all.
Tyler Posey & Tyler Hoechlin on Why It’s Time for a Movie, the Time Jump & Derek’s True Age
Since fans last saw the brooding bad boy in Beacon Hills in the 2017 series finale, Derek Hale started a family, and Paramount+’s Teen Wolf: The Movie will introduce Eli Hale (Vince Mattis), his 15-year-old son.
“He’s a dad now as well. So that was interesting and fun to play a dad as a different character — things I’m allowed to do there that I’m not allowed to do necessarily with Clark because of who he is and what he really is kind of at his core,” Hoechlin teased. “So that was really fun.”
Hoechlin continued, “He’s evolved a little bit. He’s changed.”
Tyler Posey on Returning to ‘Teen Wolf’ Six Years Later and Sober
Speaking with Variety at the premiere of Paramount+’s “Teen Wolf: The Movie,” the actor reflected on the nearly five-year journey of self-discovery and sobriety that led him to his return as Scott McCall.
Just two years ago, Posey opened up about his sobriety on the “Just for Variety” podcast, telling host Marc Malkin about his struggles with substance abuse and how he’d given up drugs and alcohol during the pandemic but wasn’t “completely sober anymore.”
Yet as he approached the long-awaited opportunity to reunite with the “Teen Wolf” franchise and his former castmates, he revealed on Wednesday night’s red carpet at the Harmony Gold Theater in Los Angeles that he is now clean and sober once again.
“The older you get – the more comfortable you get as a person, you settle into yourself more. And that’s what I brought to Scott McCall,” Posey told Variety. “Last we met Scott McCall, he was dealing with trying to be the hero and save his town every single day from a new bad guy. Now he’s really settled in.”
He continued, “That’s kind of what I brought to the role. I’m more present. I’m sober now and it was the first time I was in ‘Teen Wolf’ sober. I was a pothead before. I was always high. So it’s nice to be present and fully aware.”
Jeff Davis is already thinking about a sequel
Davis made a comment that really caught our ear. After Posey said he wasn’t in the best physical condition for the movie, Davis said, “It’s going to be in his contract next time.”
When asked if that meant a sequel was in the works, Davis revealed, “Well, let’s see. It depends on how well this one does. It depends on how many people sign up for Paramount+.”