The Teen Wolf movie has wrapped production, and the premiere is right around the corner. Here’s everything we know so far.
Back when the Teen Wolf movie was first announced, it took me a little bit of time to put into words everything I was feeling. As a long-time fan of the series, knowing that I’d be seeing some of my favorite characters again was exciting and overwhelming all at once.
But that old fandom machine groaned alive just as Subjectify Media was taking its first steps. I wrote how the film was calling us back to Beacon Hills once more, and Natalie and I revived Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast, recording episode #153 and basically spending two hours freaking out over teen werewolves for the first time in four years.
Now that we’re inching closer to the Teen Wolf movie release date, everything is falling back into place. It’s all starting to feel a bit more normal. I can do this. I remember how.
Natalie and I will be heading back to San Diego Comic-Con to cover the Teen Wolf panel in Hall H (Thursday, July 21 at 1:30-2:30pm PST). Keep an eye on this space, as well as NATWP for any information we may learn and exclusives we can reveal.
Until then, however, we do have some information regarding what we can expect from the film. Much of this information has been gathered and compiled by the Teen Wolf Wiki/Teen Wolf News, and we’re thankful for their hard work and dedication.
If you want to listen to Natalie and I discuss everything on air, tune into Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast episode #154, “Wish Us Well.” If you’d rather read our thoughts and speculations, keep scrolling!
Everything we know about the ‘Teen Wolf’ movie so far
Updates from San Diego Comic-Con 2022
Natalie and I attended the panel for Teen Wolf on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Hall H. Jeff Davis, Tyler Hoechlin, and Tyler Posey were in attendance to talk about the Teen Wolf movie. You can see our live tweets from the panel in the thread below:
Next up, we’re waiting for the #TeenWolf panel to start at SDCC in Hall H! The @MTVteenwolf movie will be streaming on @paramountplus later this year. Hopefully we get an exact date at the panel! Stay tuned.
— Subjectify Media (@subjectifymedia) July 21, 2022
We also got to take a look at the Teen Wolf movie trailer! Watch below, and tune into Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast for our full trailer breakdown.
After the initial movie announcement (in which we learned Teen Wolf‘s creator Jeff Davis inked an overall deal with MTV Entertainment), Davis, executive producer Joe Genier, director Russel Mulcahy, and writer Will Wallace came together to break the story.
Davis wrote the script based on these ideas, telling Teen Wolf News that “their goal was to make everything bigger than the series.” Mulcahy directed the film, and everything is as it should be in Teen Wolf land.
Along with the official announcement, Paramount sent out a press release detailing the overall scope of the plot: “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 (Tyler Posey), 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.”
This blurb seems to be fairly generic, as there was no question about whether Tyler Posey would return as Scott McCall. It makes a point to tell us that Scott is grown up, and that he’ll be reuniting with old friends and meeting new allies in order to fight an evil that’s bigger and badder than anything we’ve ever seen before.
That’s a pretty big deal considering we’ve had a slew of interesting and dangerous villains over the years.
What initially caught our attention with this synopsis was the name-dropping of various creatures, which could be construed as a hint at who would be returning. Banshee refers to Lydia Martin, werecoyote to Malia Tate, hellhound to Jordan Parrish, and kitsune to Kira Yukimura.
Considering they didn’t mention anyone else by name other than Posey, it was obvious that contracts hadn’t been signed even if former cast members had been approached. Still, it gave us hope that we’d see some of our favorite Beacon Hills residents return for Teen Wolf: The Movie.
According to Teen Wolf News, “The movie will continue the adventures of the Scott McCall Pack in Beacon Hills and will pick up in 2026, more than 12 years after the events of Season 6 and the series finale.”
This is quite the time-jump for the show, and allows for Jeff Davis’ script to make some leaps and bounds in terms of where these characters are living these days, what they’ve lived through, and which relationships are still alive and well.
When we last saw the pack, they had just defeated Gerard Argent and Tamora Monroe, though the latter escaped, which led us to believe she would continue her campaign against the supernatural on a larger scale. What kind of world is Scott McCall living in come 2026?
Hopefully we’ll get a Teen Wolf movie trailer at SDCC 2022, so we can answer a few of these questions.
‘Teen Wolf’ movie release date
Filming took place between March 21 and May 13, so it’s been wrapped for a few months now. Editing and special effects take more time, but the film is officially in the post-production stage.
— TEEN WOLF (@MTVteenwolf) March 21, 2022
That's a WRAP on Teen Wolf: The Movie! 🎬
Congratulations to the entire cast and crew on bringing the best pack back together. 🐺
The #TeenWolfMovie is coming to @paramountplus. pic.twitter.com/NhRaZCzQJV
— TEEN WOLF (@MTVteenwolf) May 17, 2022
We also know that the movie filmed on existing sets in Los Angeles before moving to location in Atlanta. Many of the scnes took place around Stone Mountain in Atlanta, and they even filmed a lacrosse game at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on the campus of Kennesaw State University.
Head on over to MTV if you want to see some more Teen Wolf movie behind-the-scenes photos, and don’t forget that ALL episode of Teen Wolf are now streaming on Paramount+.
We know from previous statements and social media that the Teen Wolf movie will premiere on Paramount+ in 2022. There’s no indication yet as to exactly when this might be, though I suspect we’ll also get an official date at San Diego Comic-Con.
Later this year, @MTVTeenWolf returns with a new #ParamountPlus Original movie that will set up a new Paramount+ Original series called Wolf Pack, based on the books by Edo van Belkom. pic.twitter.com/r2KeUtbSPh
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 15, 2022
On NATWP episode #154, Natalie and I guessed the Teen Wolf movie could premiere in October, as that may give them enough time to finish the film and put it out around Halloween.
The cast (new and old)
Returning cast members for the Teen Wolf movie include:
- Tyler Posey as Scott McCall
- 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
- Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale
- Khylin Rhambo as Mason Hewitt
- Ian Bohen as Peter Hale
- Roscoe as Roscoe the Jeep
Out of everyone on this list, Crystal Reed returning as Allison Argent is the most surprising, as the character was killed in season 3 of the show. Archery props have been seen around set, indicating she isn’t simply returning as a ghost and likely could have a significant role.
Without more information, it’s hard to speculate how she returns (though it could be through some use of magic or perhaps even the villain itself), and how she will be involved in the story. Regardless, it will be fascinating to see how she interacts with some of the older characters (Scott, Lydia, Jackson, Chris, etc.), as well as some of the newer ones (Malia, Liam, Mason, etc.).
Colton Haynes’ return as Jackson and Ryan Kelley’s return as Deputy Parrish are both interesting, as well. Though they were both in the final season of the show, their stories feel less explored than some of the others, and I can’t wait to see how they’re incorporated into the plot and which of their relationships have remained intact.
— TEEN WOLF (@MTVteenwolf) May 13, 2022
On the podcast, we also spoke of Tyler Hoechlin’s return as Derek Hale. In the later seasons, Derek took on the more passive role of mentor for Scott and the others, though he was always an important presence for the pack.
It’s important to note that Hoechlin is a producer on the film, which could indicate he has a major role in the movie—though this isn’t guaranteed. More on that later.
Last, but certainly never least, we have Stiles’ old Jeep, Roscoe, which was seen on set. It’s probably held together by duct tape and magic, but I’m happy to see it, regardless. Maybe Scott gifted it to one of the younger pack members?
The Teen Wolf movie’s new cast members include Vince Mattis as Eli Hale, Derek’s 15-year-old son. If the film takes place in 2026, that could give us some idea as to when and where Derek fathered Eli. Could it have been while he was in Costa Rica?
Regardless, we know Eli wears Scott McCall’s #11 jersey and is playing lacrosse for Beacon Hills. That pretty much guarantees Derek is aware of his son’s existence and has brought him home to BH, perhaps even to live with the pack (depending on who stayed behind and who moved away for school or work).
The bigger question is…who’s Eli’s mother??
— Orny Adams (@Ornyadams) April 25, 2022
We have another new cast member in Amy Lin Workman, who will be portraying Hikari Zhang. There’s no indication as to whether she’s human or something more, though her wardrobe shows she’ll fit right in. Could she be another were-creature, or could she be one of Monroe’s hunters, sent to infiltrate the McCall pack?
— TEEN WOLF (@MTVteenwolf) July 4, 2022
Next up, we have Nobi Nakanishi, who had previously portrayed the Nogitsune-possessed Yakuza boss (as well as his descendent) in Teen Wolf season 3, episode 7, “Silverfinger,” and season 3, episode 19, “Letharia Vulpina.” In Teen Wolf: The Movie, he will be playing a new character named Deputy Ishida.
Lastly, we have L.B. Fisher playing Coach Hogan. At the moment, we don’t know if this could be Coach Finstock’s assistant at Beacon Hills, or the rival coach they’re playing against during the game.
While we’re quite lucky that so many cast members have agreed to return for the film, it’s not all good news. Though he wanted to, Cody Christian was not able to make a comeback as Theo due to filming All-American.
Likewise, Arden Cho will not be returning as Kira Yukimura, due to issues with her contract, and Dylan O’Brien will not return as Stiles Stilinkski, stating, “Ultimately, I just decided it was left in a really good place for me and I still want to leave it there.”
Out of everyone who won’t be returning, Stiles’ absence will have the largest effect, though Natalie and I discussed several reasons why he might not be present and how they could effectively pull this off without it feeling like he’s gone for good. Whether they choose to keep Stiles just off camera (if, for example, he and Lydia are living together) or say that he’s working (considering he’s probably a full-blown FBI agent by now), it will depend on what’s best for the story. We’ll miss him, but I suspect there will plenty to hold our attention!
Much like the cast, there are several crew members returning in addition to those mentioned earlier, including a few of our favorites: Erik Porn for FX makeup, Barbara Vasquez for costume design, and Dino Meneghin as the composer. This will certainly lend consistency to the production, and indicates just how much everyone still loves Teen Wolf to be returning all these years later.
What’s the future of the Teen Wolf fandom?
Teen Wolf News reports that MTV Entertainment has optioned two Teen Wolf movie sequels if this film attracts enough new subscribers to the Paramount+ streaming service.
In all honesty, this is somewhat concerning, as it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify adding more streaming services when there are already so many. Paramount+ has some excellent original content as well as some major movies on its platform, but it’s not quite the powerhouse that is Netflix, Hulu, or Disney+.
However, Teen Wolf still holds weight with a lot of people (the fandom quite was instantly resurrected once the movie was announced), and with Paramount now being the home to not only Teen Wolf but two of Jeff Davis’ upcoming series (Wolf Pack and Aeon Flux), you better believe new subscribers will sign up every day.
And what about Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast? In addition to the episode that just went live, we plan on covering San Diego Comic-Con and bringing you a new episode with all the information we learned from the panel and beyond. It’s also likely we’ll have another episode out prior to the movie’s release, as well as a few episodes after we’ve seen the film.
And beyond that? We plan to check out Wolf Pack. After all, it’s about teen wolves, and we’ve already got a podcast for that.
Bookmark this page, and make sure you come back for all the updates after SDCC 2022!