Original Michael Myers Actor Wants To Return For Next Halloween Film


After the phenomenal box office success of Blumhouse’s Halloween, it’s clear that the slasher saga still has at least one more film in it, and while we’re still in the dark about most of the team involved in the planned sequel, it at least sounds like actor Nick Castle would return if asked.

The star of the 1978 Halloween reprised his as role as Michael Myers for David Gordon Green’s latest film, if only for a quick cameo, and in an interview with ComicBook.com, the performer explained that he’d love to do the same for the next installment.

“I’d love to do it. I mean, it would probably still have to be in the same kind of parameters,” Castle said. “I don’t see myself at two in the morning putting on the mask and getting a chair thrown at me like poor James Jude Courtney had to do.”

For last year’s Halloween, the lion’s share of Michael’s scenes went to actor and stuntman James Jude Courtney, not that you could tell the difference under that William Shatner mask. With that in mind, another Castle appearance in the sequel would likely amount to little more than an Easter egg for longtime fans to appreciate.

Nonetheless, the actor seems keen to return, so long as this next project gets the seal of approval from director and composer John Carpenter.

“I would love to do that, assuming it’s something that John’s involved with and hopefully that Jamie and hopefully [director] David [Gordon Green] is gonna be a part of the sequel, too, ’cause he really did a great job, I think, on reimagining and figuring out what to with it,” Castle observed. “So we’ll see what happens with it, but in general, I’m all for it, and it’s a lot of fun. And also, it would depend, I guess, if I like what they came up with, ’cause you do, in a crazy way, feel a little responsibility in these things, because if you do it, then you’re saying, ‘Yeah, go see it.’ So we’ll see what they come up with.”

As it stands, John Carpenter has made it clear that he’s game to score the music for the next Halloween, but the involvement of the rest of the team remains up in the air. While it’s yet to be confirmed if Green will be coming back to the series, actress Jamie Lee Curtis has said that she’ll at least reprise her role as Laurie if the director stays on.

That being said, Curtis also indicated last month that she still hasn’t been contacted for the sequel, leaving us to speculate on just what Blumhouse has in mind for the next Halloween. But given the success of the last movie, you can imagine the studio won’t want to drag their feet too long for the follow-up.