Tommy Doyle, of course, first appeared in John Carpenter’s original 1978 Halloween, played by Brian Andrews (read our interview here), who is one of the survivors of Michael Myers’ attack, thanks in large part to his formidable babysitter Laurie Strode. Doyle was later played by Paul Rudd in the franchise’s sixth film, 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.
Today (8/26/19), Variety reports that Anthony Michael Hall (Vacation, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, The Dark Knight) will take over the role of Tommy Doyle, who is very likely still dealing with the mental aftermath of the 1978 attacks, now more than 40 years ago.
Rumors were already circulating that Tommy Doyle will be featured, and Cyphers Cyphers is also rumored to be reprising his role as Sheriff Brackett, as it already looks like the sequel(s) will explore how the 1978 babysitter murders impacted other survivors beyond just Laurie Strode..
Halloween Kills will begin filming on Michael Myers Monday, Sept. 16 in Wilmington, North Carolina. It is filming under the working production title “Mob Rules”, which is somewhat fitting considering that is also the title of Black Sabbath’s second album with their second lead singer, Ronnie James Dio.
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 James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle will continue their collaboration in portraying Michael Myers in the new films.
You can watch the official announcement video below.
For more Halloween news, follow @HalloweenDaily.