Dylan O’Brien didn’t want to be a part of the Teen Wolf movie.
The 30-year-old star, who played Stiles Stilinski in the MTV supernatural TV series that ran from 2011 to 2017, says he will not be involved in Paramount Plus’s movie revival as he chose not to revisit the role.
Speaking to Variety, Dylan said: “It was a difficult decision. A lot went into it.
“The show couldn’t be more dear to me. It was the first thing I ever did and so many people there are extremely dear to me.”
O’Brien admits that he was approached to star in the movie — which will see the return of original cast members Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed — but things “happened very fast” and he ultimately made the decision not to feature in the project.
He said: “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.
“Ultimately, I just decided it was left in a really good place for me and I still want to leave it there.”
Despite his absence, O’Brien says he’ll be rooting for the movie to do well.
The Maze Runner star said: “I wish them well and I’m going to watch it the first night it comes out. I hope it f****** kicks a**, but I’m not going to be in it.”
Posey, who played Scott McCall in the original series, has earlier said that he’s looking forward to playing an older version of his alter ego.
He told Entertainment Weekly: “I think what I’m most excited for is to see them age. We were in high school for what seemed like 10 years. I’m excited to see them age and get out of high school.
“High school was such a character in itself on the show, so I’m excited to see how it’s going to be without that sort of character of a school involved. It will be interesting.”
All six seasons of Teen Wolf are now streaming on Netflix. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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