David Gordon Green Says Halloween Ends Will Conclude The Laurie/Michael Saga


Following their 2018 Halloween semi-reboot, Blumhouse recently announced that two more movies are to follow. 2020 will bring Halloween Kills with Halloween Ends completing the trilogy in 2021. The promo video that revealed the two further entries in the franchise teased that the saga of Laurie Strode and her eternal tormentor Michael Myers isn’t over yet. But director David Gordon Green has promised that it will be come the trilogy’s close.

While speaking to Collider, the filmmaker admitted that he can’t see Michael Myers hanging up his William Shatner mask for good at this point, but his obsession with Laurie will be over, one way or another, by the conclusion of Halloween Ends. 

“They’re never done telling the Frankenstein story, and at this point, Michael Myers is a classic movie monster. But our Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode/Michael Myers saga will be done,” Gordon Green told the site. “The fun of it is also seeing it end and knowing that it can. If you just keep trying to elongate it and milk it for all of the money, then that’s boring.”

Of course, we’ve seemingly had the end of the Laurie/Michael storyline twice before now (both Halloween 4 and Halloween: Resurrection killed Laurie off). Three times, actually, if you include the Rob Zombie reboot. So, fans might scoff at the idea of Halloween Ends offering a definitive climax to a saga that’s been wrapped up and then restarted for the past 40 years.

However, note that Green teases that Myers can never be killed. So, Blumhouse may have further Halloween movies in the planning beyond Ends, just without Jamie Lee Curtis. Or else Green fully expects another studio to snap up the rights to the franchise at some point and reboot it. I’m leaning towards the former, as Jason Blum has half-joked that he’d like to make 10 Halloween films.

In any case, watch out for more horror in Haddonfield next October when Halloween Kills hits theaters, before we finally get to see Laurie and Michael’s final battle in Halloween Ends the following year.

Source: Collider