TEEN WOLF: THE MOVIE Exclusive Interview With Leading Man Tyler Posey ("Scott McCall")

In a super-powered exclusive, we sat down with Teen Wolf: The Movie's leading man Tyler Posey to talk about his return as Scott McCall and how the big time jump changed his approach for the character!

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After six years and 100 episodes, the McCall Pack is back to save the world one more time in the newly-released Teen Wolf: The Movie, an action-packed adventure that will force Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and his extended family to reunite in Beacon Hills to face a revived threat more dangerous than any they've seen before while simultaneously trying to process the shocking resurrection of a former friend. 

While the series ended with a two-year time jump, the follow-up film will pick up the story over a decade after the events of the finale, meaning a lot has changed for your favorite werewolves, especially for Scott, who has since left Beacon Hills - and Malia (Shelley Hennig) - to use his skills as the True Alpha to continue helping those in need across the country. 

Unlike the series, where leading man Tyler Posey was playing a teenager for the entirety of its run, the film's massive time jump allowed him to play Scott McCall as a 33-year-old, which he found to be a more relatable experience since he himself is now 31.  

Speaking with Posey earlier this month, he explained at length how he drew on his own experiences from his twenties to essentially get back into character and understand how Scott's grown into himself over the past 10-15 years. He's still the same old Scott McCall, doing his best to save those he loves, but without having the weight of the world on his shoulders since the show wrapped, he's been able to work on finding himself, embrace his True Alpha status, and reflect on everything that's transpired - including grieving the loss of his one-time love Allison Argent (Crystal Reed). He tells us,  

"I wanted to really know that the audience can watch it and know that he's a different person than we last saw him, and so, my approach was just sort of using what I've gone through as an example, and how I am now, as an adult, I'm a little bit more present. I'm not as consumed and concerned with the past and the future. I'm a little bit more relaxed about my choices, but again, I have this sort of weight and this baggage, this darkness, that's kind of always there.

So, I wanted to approach Scott with that and see him in a different light. This is the first time we've seen him as an Alpha, as a True Alpha, as a werewolf, but a little bit forlorn, and lost and not knowing his next direction, whereas, in the TV show, he didn't really have time to think about that, because he was so distracted with saving the world and saving Beacon Hills.

Now, he really gets to let the grieving process happen, just kind of take a moment of pause, like a 15-year moment of pause, move away from Beacon Hills and, just relive everything that happened to him, and it creates this really interesting dynamic of a person, which I was really excited to play.

So, yeah, I mostly just used my own life experiences because I'm close to Scott's age now. It was a really fun challenge though. That was my favorite part about doing this movie was kind of bringing that character to life 15 years later, and where he's gonna be. It's interesting. It's fun. It's cool."

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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, 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.

Teen Wolf: The Movie is streaming exclusively on Paramount+!

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