The Halloween franchise roared back to life in 2018 when John Carpenter returned to produce the latest sequel in the franchise directed by David Gordon Green. After an immensely successful run at the box office, fans were eager to know when Michael Myers would strike again.
Now Carpenter has informed fans on Twitter that not just one – but TWO – brand new Halloween films are going to be released in 2020 and 2021, respectively. And yes, David Gordon Green is returning in the director’s chair.
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 19, 2019
The new films are titled Halloween Kills, which is scheduled for an October 16, 2020 release date. After that, fans can expect Halloween Ends on October 15, 2021. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning as legendary final girl Laurie Strode once again.
The script for Halloween Kills was written by David Gordon Green with Danny McBride and Scott Teems, and the Halloween Ends script was written by Green with McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier. As the title implies, Halloween Ends should be the final film in the Halloween saga – or at the very least, this new trilogy of sequels.
Hopefully John Carpenter also returns to help score the new movies. He’s hinted before about returning, and given that this announcement came from him, we can assume he’ll be deeply involved with the music again for both movies. And that alone should be worth getting excited over.
As always, it’s good to see at least one slasher icon break his way back to the big screen in a spree of new sequels. Now that Michael Myers is back where he belongs, we can only hope icons like Freddy and eventually Jason aren’t too far behind.
How do you feel about the Halloween franchise once again returning for two new sequels? Do you like the new titles for Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends? Let us know in the comments section down below!