David Gordon Green Says ‘Halloween Ends’ is “Coming of Age” Story Honoring John Carpenter

Filming of Halloween Ends is set to begin in January, and director and co-writer David Gordon Green has teased a little more of what we can expect in the sequel with some very interesting new comments.

Speaking about the upcoming third film in his “trilogy” of sequels, Green tells the Empire Spoiler Special Podcast (via Indiewire), There’s not a lot of games in it, there’s not a lot of wittiness and retro joy. It’s kind of a coming-of-age film, and it’s a very different tone. And that’s what excited me about it, is to have the three chapters that I’ve been involved in be very different from each other. They are all there to honor (franchise creator/director John) Carpenter, but aren’t necessary just emulating him.”

“I sent Carpenter the new draft of Halloween Ends the other night, and I said, ‘If it feels too Christine, let me know.’ For Halloween Ends, it’s just a love of Carpenter, you know. It’s more than just, ‘Hey, here’s a character and a community that you’ve created.’ It’s, ‘Here’s an appreciation of your legendary body of work.’”

Green has also confirmed that Halloween Ends will take place in 2022, four years after the events in Halloween 2018 and Halloween Kills, and he recently hinted to EW that Kyle Richards will likely be back to reprise her role as Lindsey Wallace again.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to play Laurie Strode once again, along with Andi Matichak as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, the character that Green is most likely referring to regarding a “coming of age.”

James Jude Courtney will once again play The Shape/Michael Myers.

Halloween Kills is in theaters and on Peacock now, with Halloween Ends to follow on October 14, 2022.

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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.