Bye Stiles Dylan O’Brien Will not reprise his role. Teen Wolf: The MovieFans are heartbroken.
“It was a difficult decision. A lot went into it,” the New Jersey native explained to Variety In March 2022, when the news was announced. “The show couldn’t be more dear to me. It was my first time doing it, and many people there are very dear to me. It was something’s 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.”
The actor played the role of Stiles Stilinski on the show for six seasons on MTV from 2011 to 2017. The cast was announced for a Paramount+ movie in September 2021. “We’ve heard your howls and we’re howling back,” the streaming service shared in the movie’s official teaser trailer. “The story continues.”
MTV and Paramount+’s statement revealed that “a terrifying evil has emerged” and “the wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes and every other shapeshifter in the night.” The official logline teased that Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) would be gearing up “to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.”
In February 2022, months later, it was announced that the original stars would return. Fans were quick to notice that Dylan’s name was not on the list.
“I think everyone was trying to figure it out, and I was, too. I was talking to Tyler every day all throughout it, but ultimately, I felt settled and at peace with where I left that,” he explained to GQ In March 2022. “I felt like we all came back for the series finale and that was sort of that moment. It just felt nice where it was, and I didn’t want to f–k with that. I also never want to come to something if my full heart’s not in it, especially something as precious to me as Teen Wolf. But I love all those guys and I always will, and I hope it f–king rocks.”
Dylan and the rest of his former cast members teamed up after the show was over. Teen Wolf Costars will reunite for a virtual reunion in June 2020. At the time, the actor gushed over his role in the series, noting, “Everyone who knows me closely knows that my heart lies and dies with Teen WolfSo yeah, I took it. [Stiles’] Jeep. Luckily there was not exactly a premium on it.”
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