The announcement that David Gordon Green would return to direct Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends back-to-back seems to have kickstarted another wave of Halloween news. Since then, it’s been reported that Nick Castle will be reprising his role as The Shape in both movies. This is perhaps not a surprise. Nor is John Carpenter returning to do the music scores. However, fans of the series are probably most intrigued to learn that the character of Tommy Doyle is coming back to Haddonfield for Halloween Kills.
Doyle was one of the two children in the original Halloween who Jamie Lee Curtis‘ Laurie Strode was babysitting the [first] night that He came home. He was played there first by Brian Andrews. Then he returned in the form of Paul Rudd for Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, ending up as one of the people who have has seen the boogeyman and survived him. Interestingly, ‘Variety’s’ Justin Kroll, one of the two who broke the news, said that Rudd was offered the role in the new film, but had to turn it down as he’s currently filming the new Ghostbusters. This is kind of a shame, seeing as Rudd has always expressed a liking for the part and the franchise. But then seeing as the entry he was in is, as with the other earlier sequels, being ignored by this new trilogy, maybe it’s best he’s being given a new face.
Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends will be in cinemas October 16, 2020, and October 15, 2021, respectively.