Since then, however, the news has been a little thin on the matter, and apparently that goes for both the general public and for at least one of the stars of David Gordon Green’s acclaimed horror flick. Speaking to EW, Jamie Lee Curtis claimed that she didn’t have any updates to offer on the planned follow-up.
“I have no idea at this point, today, I have no idea,” Curtis told the site. “I would make an assumption that, if David Gordon Green has a story to tell, that the people involved with the movie would encourage him to tell it. [Laughs] I haven’t been told whether or not he has a story to tell and whether or not he would include Laurie Strode in the telling. Really, time will tell. I know David is a busy guy.”
A couple of months ago, Curtis mentioned that she’d be happy to reprise her role as Laurie Strode if Green came back to direct the next film, but while the actress stated much the same in her latest interview, she also said that she’d understand if the franchise were to move on from her character:
“I’d be happy to do it, sure. This was an extraordinary experience. David was a fantastic director, writer, but obviously this 2018, 40th anniversary, was Laurie’s story, and obviously there are now other people’s stories that would need to get told. But Laurie’s story was told beautifully this year, and I would have no way of knowing how they would incorporate her into future.”
So far, we’ve yet to receive any confirmation that Green is actually returning to the series, though the filmmaker has previously hinted that his first Halloween movie plants the seeds for future developments.
As for whether Laurie even should be in the next film, there’s a case to be made either way. On the one hand, the new Halloween gave her arc a sense of closure, while also suggesting that the torch could be passed to future generations to continue the story. Much like Halloween: Resurrection undid the closure offered to Laurie by Halloween H20 with almost universally maligned results, it could well be best to end the character’s journey on a relatively satisfying note, rather than risk ruining things with an inferior follow-up.
At the same time, most fans probably wouldn’t say no to at least one more big screen outing from Michael Myers’ long-time adversary, and from the sound of things, Curtis wouldn’t say no either. But regardless of whether Laurie’s saga ends here, at least John Carpenter seems game to compose some music for the next Halloween, and you won’t hear many objections to that.