This January, Beacon Hills and all its mysteries return to our screens for an action-packed reunion. Teen Wolf: The Movie is set to premiere this January 26, 2023, and the official trailer just dropped and confirmed just how much things have changed.
For those new to the franchise, Teen Wolf is a supernatural drama television series that aired from 2011-2017 and is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name. It follows teenager Scott McCall and his friends navigating the supernatural and unexplainable in their town of Beacon Hills, California. Last we left off, Scott-still the Alpha, was working to rescue and save young werewolves from Monroe and her accomplices while declaring his friends, human and not, as his pack.
Teen Wolf: The Movie brings back fan favorites, with most of the cast reprising their roles, such as Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Crystal Reed, Colton Haynes, Tyler Hoechlin, Dylan Sprayberry, and many more. Unfortunately, with Dylan O’Brien choosing not to reprise the role, we won’t see the meme-worthy Stiles Stilinski anytime soon. And Arden Cho got done dirty when it comes to her pay and she chose to say no. Among the original cast are newcomers Vince Mattis as Eli Hale and Amy Lin Workman as Hikari Zhang.
A release for the movie reads:
“In TEEN WOLF: THE MOVIE, produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and MGM, 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 (Posey), no longer a teenager yet still an alpha, can both gather new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.”
The official trailer has confirmed the return of a familiar face who died at the end of Season 3, Allison Argent. However, it seems like the Allison that returns is not the lovable, loyal protector of her supernatural friends but rather a void version hell-bent on destroying Beacon Hills. Void was a nickname used initially for Void Stiles when his body was possessed. It also seems like it’s been a while since alpha Scott McCall returned to Beacon Hills as he tries to reason with Allison; however, the trailer shows that Allison doesn’t recognize her old friends.
Luckily, the adults and former teenagers stayed close as time passed and seemed ready for the fight ahead. Also, isn’t it fitting that Lydia, the smartest of all of them, became a high school principal? Oh, and Derek Hale is a dad. Last we knew, he had a fling with Braeden and was running away from the FBI because he was falsely accused of murder. Exactly how much time has elapsed, and when did he find the time to settle down?
It’s fair to say that the movie seems to be bringing back the action, friendships, and love that fans enjoyed throughout the show. It also seems like a great way to wrap all of Beacon Hills’ monsters into one final hurrah and maybe answer some burning questions.