If the title of the film wasn’t already enough, Jamie Lee Curtis has further suggested that Halloween Ends will be the last time she’ll be playing Laurie Strode. While she’s played the character a few times throughout the franchise over the decades, many appearances of which were in different continuities, the new Halloween films gave her a chance to fully revisit and conclude her character. It seems that’s definitely the ultimate goal of Halloween Ends – as explained by Jamie Lee Curtis herself.
Here’s what Jamie Lee Curtis had to say about Halloween Ends to Total Film Magazine via GamesRadar and how it acts as a conclusion to both the franchise and her character:
“I would say, given what I know about the next movie, I think it will be the last time that I will play her. And I’m not saying something like, ‘Oh, because I die!’ It’s nothing to do with that. I’m talking about emotionally what they have constructed. I think it will be a spectacular way to end this trilogy.”
Director David Gordon Green previously emphasized that Halloween Ends will feel different from both Halloween and Halloween Kills. As he stated:
“I get engaged by doing something different. If I was just going to be repetitive, I would hand the reins off to someone else. When you have that opportunity within an established franchise, it’s really fun to think about how you can show different tones and perspectives and evolve,” Green explained.
Fans won’t have too much longer to wait until we see how Halloween Kills will fit into the story. Halloween Kills is scheduled for a theatrical release date on October 15, 2021. Meanwhile, Halloween Ends which is set to conclude the trilogy and Jamie Lee Curtis’ character Laurie Strode, will be released on October 14, 2022. Hopefully we’ll have more details on both projects ahead of those dates, so stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates on those fronts as we have them.