It was a pleasant surprise when the 2018 Halloween film from director David Gordon Green and horror mega-producer Jason Blum became a surprise smash with audiences and grossed a tidy sum of money as well.
It was as a result of this that Universal and Blumhouse made the logical decision to greenlight not just one, but two sequels. The first, Halloween Kills, was released in theaters and on Peacock on October 15, and it proved to be a profitable venture for the company.
The third installment, Halloween Ends, won’t be released for another year, but after the massive cliffhanger that ended Kills, we’re eager to find out what happens next in the story of Laurie Strode, Michael Myers, and the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. Halloween Ends will be released in theaters on October 27th, 2018.
When Is the Premiere of ‘Halloween Ends’?
The film Halloween Ends is set to open in theaters on October 14, 2022, according to the studio. The film was initially scheduled to be released on October 15, 2021, but after the release of Halloween Kills was delayed by a year, the threequel was forced to follow suit.
It will be the only movie debuting on that day as of right now, but given that it is still a year away, that is unlikely to stay the case for very long.
Currently, the film will be released in theaters one week after the highly anticipated animated sequel to Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and one week before the romantic comedy Ticket To Paradise, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
Because each of these films has a distinct fanbase, neither of these films will pose a significant threat to the slasher.
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What Is the Subject of ‘Halloween Ends’?
The narrative of Halloween Ends is still unknown, however Green recently revealed some plot information regarding the film in an interview with Vanity Fair. In contrast to Halloween Kills, which was set within a few minutes after the events of the previous film, there will be a four-year gap between the two films.
This year’s Halloween film, Halloween Ends, will take place four years after the events of the last film and will address real-world events that have occurred since then, such as the COVID-19 Pandemic and what Green described as “peculiar politics” in an interview with Uproxx.
What precisely Green means by that remains to be seen, but incorporating social and real-world themes into the franchise isn’t wholly out of left field when you consider the franchise’s first two films.
As previously reported by Fandom, Green has hinted that Laurie Strode may not be the major driving force of the next film, but rather that Allyson Strode, Laurie’s granddaughter, will be the main driving force of the film, along with her “considerations and psychology.”
It is a little evident when you consider all she has lost over the course of the past two films, starting with her father, then her lover, and finally her own mother.
Who Will Appear in the Film ‘Halloween Ends’?
Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode and Andi Matichak will reprise her role as Allyson in the upcoming film. While Michael Myers has murdered off many other cinematic characters, including Judy Greer’s Karen and Anthony Michael Hall’s Tommy Doyle and Dylan Arnold’s Cameron and Robert Longstreet’s Lonnie.
Will Patton’s Frank Hawkins, Omar Dorsey’s Barker, and Kyle Richards’ Lindsey Wallace are among the characters who may return from the past film. We’ll have to wait and see who the newcomers are, but there are bound to be a lot of them.
Is ‘Halloween Ends’ Director David Gordon Green Returning?
Yes, Green will return to direct and co-write the sequel with Danny McBride, who will also serve as a producer. Paul Brad Logan (Manglehorn) and Chris Bernier (Manglehorn) will be joining the duo in scripting the picture, and they will be joined by two fresh talents (The House: A Hulu Halloween Anthology).
Aside from directing and producing the picture, series creator John Carpenter will also return to compose the music once more.
Is There Going To Be A Second ‘Halloween Ends’ Movie?
At the very least, not one involving this particular squad. As part of a four-part plot, Green sees his three films as three of the four sections, with Carpenter’s 1978 original being the first. Michael Myers and Laurie Strode should be allowed some time to relax, according to Green. Collider obtained the following statement from him:
“My ego tells me to make a four-part series, starting with Carpenter’s 1978 picture and continuing with a further three-part series. In the end, I’m confident the legend will take over, and Michael and Laurie will appear in new roles, with a new director and narrator at their sides. But for me, it’s time to wrap things up. I’m crossing my fingers that they’ll take a break before trying to revive it. Then then, that’s just my ego at work here.”
With a sequel trilogy to The Exorcist starring Academy Award nominee Leslie Odom Jr. and Ellen Burstyn repeating her legendary role as Chris MacNeil, director David Gordon Green is set to be quite busy for the next three years.
Green will also be directing the Hellraiser HBO pilot, which is currently in development, as part of yet another horror remake. For the second season of HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones, he directed numerous episodes with Halloween co-writer McBride, including the premiere episode of the Mindy Kaling-produced HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls.
A feature film on the birth of Disneyland has been been signed by Green for Disney+, which will air in 2019. There will be plenty of material to keep fans of Green’s films happy long beyond the release of Halloween Ends, and perhaps even before!