James Jude Courtney Talks ‘Halloween Kills’ on ‘The Thing with Two Heads’

If you’re not watching The Thing with Two Heads on YouTube, you’re missing out on some insanely entertaining and truly informative extended conversations with some of our favorite people, including guests like Nick Castle and more recently James Jude Courtney, who talked about getting back into the proper mindset to resume his role as Michael Myers in Halloween Kills and soon once more in Halloween Ends.

“This is basically Halloween 2018 on steroids. I mean, the ante on everything has been upped,” Courtney said about Halloween Kills, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 15, 2021.

Courtney also commented on how he won’t allow himself to think about the iconic status of the character he plays and his place in cinematic history until he’s played Myers for the last time. He said, “I never thought about playing an iconic character, because I had already invested myself in the mission, and the mission was to be as pure as I possibly could in honoring what Nick (Castle) and John (Carpenter) had created… So I still haven’t really allowed myself to think about it, to be honest with you. I think after we finish Halloween Ends, maybe I’ll allow myself to think about it, but for right now, it was really important to me that I was in the exact same (mental) space when we did Halloween Kills that I was in 2018, and it’s important to me that when we do Halloween Ends that I’m in the exact same space.”

He also stated that he expects to film Halloween Ends in the beginning of 2021.

The Thing with Two Heads video podcast series is hosted by our friends Sean Clark (read our interview here) and Oscar winning special effects artist Christopher Nelson (read our interview here), who created Michael Myers’ mask for Halloween 2018, as well as Halloween Kills.

You can watch Parts 1 and 2 of Christopher and Sean’s full chat with James Jude Courtney in Episodes 8 and 9 of The Thing with Two Heads below, and if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the malfuncsean YouTube channel here.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.