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Every Leftover Question From The Show The Teen Wolf Movie Can Answer

Here’s every lingering question that the Teen Wolf movie could address. Premiering on MTV in June 2011, and ending in September 2017, Teen Wolf was loosely based on the 1985 movie of the same name. It centered around Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a teenager who encounters a werewolf late at night and is forever changed. Scott soon finds himself having to fight supernatural threats while also keeping track of his high school responsibilities.

On the fourth anniversary of the series finale, it was announced that creator and showrunner Jeff Davis would be back to write and executive produce a movie follow-up to Teen Wolf. Planned for release in 2022, on the Paramount+ streaming service, the movie takes its shape when “a new terrifying evil has emerged in the town of Beacon Hills.” The logline goes on to promise that several of the show’s villains will return. And of course, Posey will be back to reprise the role of Scott McCall.

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As fans prepare for the arrival of the Teen Wolf movie, here are the biggest questions that the highly-anticipated project could answer.

The final episode of Teen Wolf begins with a two-year time jump, revealing that Scott and Chris Argent (JR Bourne) have joined forces to save werewolves without a pack from hunters. The series concludes on an optimistic note, with Scott welcoming a new werewolf into his park and narrating what he’s been up to in the last few years. Scott essentially says that, even though all of his fellow werewolves and supernatural beings, and human allies are busy with their own lives, they all reunite when the situation calls for it. But because the finale’s closing shot is so focused on Scott, while the rest of the episode is spent finishing up season 6’s main arc, barely any time at all is spent on the show’s other characters.

The upcoming movie will almost certainly devote time to examining what Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) and Lydia (Holland Roden) have been up to, not to mention Derek, if actor Tyler Hoechlin chooses to return. All three characters appear to be in a good place by the time they bid audiences farewell, but viewers aren’t clued into what happened to them in the two-year jump. Is Stiles still with the FBI or did he, as O’Brien has suggested, return to Beacon Hills to take over the role of Sheriff from his father? As for Lydia, did she get the bright future she always wanted? And finally, what has Derek in all his time offscreen? These are just some of the character-centric questions that should be explored in a Teen Wolf movie.

One question the Teen Wolf movie should seek to answer is what happened to the many characters that stopped appearing on the show with either minimal or no on-screen explanation at all. The most notable example of this, for many viewers, is Danny Mahealani (Keahu Kahuanui). Danny was a part of Teen Wolf since the very first season, continuing as a popular character until the season 3 finale. Then, just as he confessed that he’d known the truth about werewolves for a good while, Danny vanished on-screen without explanation. It was later explained by the showrunner, in an interview, that the character graduated early. But given his friendship with Scott and Stiles, it is a little strange that the character wouldn’t be mentioned again.

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Other characters have gotten either a brief or prolonged sendoff in their final appearances. Kira (Arden Cho), who left in season 5, needed to go away in order to gain better control of her powers. As for Isaac (Daniel Sharman), who was such a pivotal part of seasons 2 and 3, it was hastily mentioned that he left Beacon Hills for France. And then still, there are other characters, from Braeden (Meagan Tandy) to Marin Morrell (Bianca Lawson) who have exited the MTV drama without much of an explanation at all. Cast changes are, of course, an unavoidable reality in long-running television shows. Part of it comes down to budgetary reasons. Another part relates to an actor’s desire to move on and try different projects. But given that the Teen Wolf sequel movie is partially an attempt to bring interest to Paramount+ as a streaming service, there’s a possibility that fan-favorite characters could return.

A big part of Teen Wolf, like most entries in the genre of young adult drama, was the romantic relationships that formed between the characters. Over the course of the series, fans debated the merits of Scott and Allison versus Scott and Kira. Others argued passionately, and not without reason, that the show was neglecting a big part of the fandom by appearing to steer clear of any prolonged scenes between Stiles and Derek. Even as individual episodes disappointed, and a particular season’s long-term arc failed to coalesce so smoothly, viewers remained interested because of the chemistry displayed by the cast.

Teen Wolf’s sequel movie could build on that by shedding some last on three couples that got together in the show’s final season: Stiles and Lydia, Scott and Malia, and Chris and Melissa (Melissa Ponzio). In some cases, like with Stiles and Lydia, the relationship has been teased since the show’s very beginning. In other cases, as with Scott and Malia, the couple is largely suggested by the finale’s closing moments. But in each case, the upcoming movie should be able to devote some of its running time to the romances and friendships that kept audiences engaged.

Also, in the closing moments of the season 6 finale, Scott reveals that more humans know the truth about werewolves and supernatural beings. This is presented as a positive, as Scott notes that humans mostly accept this reality and work with the werewolves. But it’s also likely the case that, as the news becomes more widespread, chaos could occur. People could ask to be turned for the benefits, such as healing, but without the ability to contain the violent urges that accompany a turn. In terms of plot, this is fertile ground for the Teen Wolf movie to explore.

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An unseen but frequently mentioned character, Greenberg is a high school student and a member of the lacrosse team. He’s often the focus ire from Coach Bobby Finstock (Orny Adams), though he never appears on-screen. While it’s admittedly not the most important question to have answered, it would be fun for Greenberg to show up in a cameo for the Teen Wolf movie. If only to respond to Finnstock at long last.

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