The developing fourth installment of the popular Scream horror franchise just took a step in the right direction. Original cast members David Arquette and Courteney Cox have confirmed to EOnline that they will return for the upcoming sequel. A few weeks back we reported on some emerging details regarding the films future, including creator and writer Kevin Williamson’s attempt to add another trilogy to the series.

The Arquettes have been rumored for a return for a while, and David recently broke the news to E! by saying the words so many fans wanted to hear, “We are going to be doing Scream 4.” He went on to discuss the significance of the characters Dewey and Gale in his personal life.

“I fell in love with my wife on Scream, so the opportunity to bring [Dewey] back to life and for my wife to play that really bitchy character again, it’s just going to be really fun,” Arquette said. “It’s just great.”

Dewey and Gale may be back on board, but the film’s heroine Sidney Prescott isn’t so eager. As we previously reported it doesn’t look as if the character’s portrayer Neve Campbell plans on stepping back into the shoes of the scream queen anytime soon. Arquette doesn’ t seem to know the full story on Campbell’s involvement, but he remains optimistic. “I hope Neve does it. I really hope so.”

Wes Craven and Neve Campbell are the last two original pieces missing from this sequel puzzle. I wonder if this is one of those situations where if one of them returns, the other will as well? I can’t see Scream without Neve, but I think any director would do. I love Craven but I won’t feel like anything major would be missing without him.

What do you think about the Arquettes returning to the Scream franchise? Should Neve Campbell and Wes Craven follow?