Halloween Ends Probably Won’t Be The Last Halloween Movie

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Don’t let the name fool you; Halloween Ends likely won’t be the conclusion of the iconic horror franchise. According to the film’s screenwriters Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, the series has the potential to go on forever.

In McBride’s own words:

“I think, ultimately, Michael Myers is such an iconic character that no one besides [original director John] Carpenter is ever gonna have ownership over him. This will be our chance at the table to play with these characters, and I’m sure that, when we’re done, other people will come in and do the same thing, or have their own reinvention. Michael Myers is iconic enough to allow that, too. He’s like James Bond, where you can have different actors and different filmmakers. He represents something so simple and scary that he can be translated by lots of different people.”

Green, who’s also the director of all three films of the rebooted trilogy, added:

“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. 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.”

While that may be the case for Green specifically, it definitely doesn’t apply to studios. If these next two movies have anywhere near the success that the most recent remake had, then executives will salivate at the chance to keep cranking out these flicks for as long as audiences will see them. Even if Green, McBride, John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis all walk away, the Halloween franchise is likely to go on forever as long as it never stops making money.

When the Myers vs. Strode saga inevitably concludes, there will still be countless avenues for future filmmakers to pursue. After all, Danielle Harris has already expressed her willingness to reprise the role of Jamie Strode, if asked. Technically, Jamie doesn’t exist anymore in the Halloween universe, considering that the reboot acted as if all of the other sequels never happened. Still, creative minds could find a way to bring Harris back if they feel that there’s an audience who wants to see her again fighting off the freak in the white mask.

Either way, it’s pleasing for fans to know that the series won’t end after the conclusion of the planned trilogy. Hopefully the installments afterwards won’t take a sharp dip in quality.

Halloween Kills will continue the story on October 16th, 2020. Halloween Ends will then presumably conclude the new trilogy, though thankfully not the franchise, one year later on October 15th, 2021.