On the first episode of his new podcast The Sneider Cut, Collider’s Jeff Sneider and Variety’s Justin Kroll, both reliable sources in the past, say they have each heard that Tommy Doyle will be featured in Halloween Kills.
Tommy was of course originally played by Brian Andrews in John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween, and then Paul Rudd took over the role in 1995’s sixth installment, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.
It’s further stated in the podcast that Rudd was even offered the role, but turned it down because he’s currently filming the new Ghostbusters movie. Another actor has reportedly been cast, but I have to ask the obvious question: Why not bring Brian Andrews back? Hell, let’s get Kyle Richards back as Lindsey Wallace too. They have both publicly expressed interest and would clearly love to come back.
Speaking of updates, just yesterday, Nick Castle tweeted, “You can’t kill the Boogeyman. Just heard the news. I’m coming back,” accompanied by a photo of Laurie Strode’s house on fire from the sequels announcement video with the text Halloween Kills, and a fun graphic of Myers manning a grill. Now today, he’s confirmed that he wasn’t joking, while also assuring us all that James Jude Courtney remains our Michael Myers for the sequels, as we expected.
Today Castle tweeted, “I’ll be returning but, you know Big Game James still got the torch!”
Earlier this week, director David Gordon Green confirmed that filming will begin this September.
The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode isn’t over, as John Carpenter officially announced on July 19 that Halloween Kills is coming in October 2020, to be followed by Halloween Ends in October 2021.
As we previously reported, the Halloween sequels will be filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Halloween Kills, is set for theatrical release on Friday, October 16th, 2020, with David Gordon Green returning to direct from a script he co-wrote with returning collaborator Danny McBride and newcomer Scott Teems.
Halloween Ends, intended as the finale of the saga, will be released on Friday, October 15th, 2021. Green will direct as well, from a script he co-wrote with McBride and writers new to the series, Paul Brad Logan, and Chris Bernier.
Based on characters created by series originator John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends will be produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, and Bill Block. Green, McBride, Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson, and Ryan Freimann will serve as executive producers, with Ryan Turek overseeing both projects for Blumhouse.
Judy Greer, Andi Matichak are also expected to reprise their respective roles as Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter, and we fully expect James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle to continue their collaboration in portraying Michael Myers in the new films.
You can watch the official announcement video below.
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