In an interesting turn of events, it’s been announced that fans won’t just be getting one but instead two new sequels in the Halloween franchise. The plan is for Halloween 2018 director David Gordon Green to helm both installments, titled Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, in September for a back-to-back shoot.
One exciting piece about this is how it’s going to be an entire story arc planned across two films. While we’ve had “final chapter” sequels before in other horror franchises, Halloween getting its story told in an additional movie before the planned finale is something entirely different for genre fans. While we’ll likely continue to get Halloween films as time goes on, given that Michael Myers has the same pop culture importance as someone like Count Dracula, David Gordon Green emphasizes how this will be the end of their particular storyline.
In an interview with Collider, Green explained how everything will wrap up by Halloween Ends.
“They’re never done telling the Frankenstein story, and at this point, Michael Myers is a classic movie monster. But our Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode/Michael Myers saga will be done,” Gordon Green told the site. “The fun of it is also seeing it end and knowing that it can. If you just keep trying to elongate it and milk it for all of the money, then that’s boring.”
Meanwhile Green’s co-writer Danny McBride added his own statement.
“I’m sure that, when we’re done, other people will come in and do the same thing, or have their own reinvention. Michael Myers is iconic enough to allow that, too. He’s like James Bond, where you can have different actors and different filmmakers. He represents something so simple and scary that he can be translated by lots of different people.”
Halloween Kills hits theaters on October 16, 2020 with Halloween Ends concluding the story on October 15, 2021.