Exclusive: Blumhouse CEO and Halloween Ends producer Jason Blum discusses whether the sequel trilogy’s next installment is Michael Myers’ final movie.
Blumhouse CEO and Halloween Ends producer Jason Blum discusses whether the final installment of the Halloween sequel trilogy will be the last appearance of Michael Myers. Director David Gordon Green brought life back to the Halloween franchise starting with 2018’s Halloween, which served as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 classic, ignoring all previous sequels. Green’s Halloween saw the return of Jamie Lee Curtis to the role of Laurie Strode, having spent her life anticipating the return of the masked murderer, Michael Myers.
Halloween Kills followed in 2021, picking up the same night as the events of 2018’s Halloween. Kills saw Laurie sidelined in the hospital, recovering from her wounds as the town rose up against Michael Myers, who continued his killing spree in Haddonfield. Green’s Halloween films have been hits at the box office and with audiences, with his final installment, Halloween Ends, slated to hit theaters on October 14. Halloween Ends is being touted as the franchise’s final installment, bringing Laurie and Michael’s story to a close. Given that the film sounds like a definitive end to the series, many have wondered if Michael Myers would return for another movie, or if the character’s time was done.
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In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Blum opened up about Myers’ future following Halloween Ends. He clarifies that Halloween Ends is the last film that Blumhouse has the rights to produce. And while Blum ensures audiences “will be very happy” with their trilogy-ending climax, the rights will revert to Malek Akkad, leaving the future of Michael Myers out of his control. Blum said:
Exclusive: “I didn’t say it’s gonna be the last Halloween movie. It’s our last Halloween movie. We have no more rights to make any more Halloween, so it goes back to Malek [Akkad] and what he does, only he knows, but we are done. This is our last one, and I think people will be very happy.”
In April, Halloween Ends footage was screened at the 2022 CinemaCon event, hinting at Laurie and Michael both meeting their demise. While that likely won’t be confirmed until the film’s release, it sounds like Green wanted to leave his Halloween trilogy with a definitive ending. As for the future of Michael Myers, that is ultimately up to Akkad’s discretion, meaning audiences could still see more from the masked murderer down the road. It also wouldn’t be the first time in the franchise that Myers has died, only to return for the next film.
It’s not outside the realm of possibility that Blumhouse will produce more Halloween films in the future. That would require new deals in place, but with the success of Green’s movies, Akkad may be keen to partner with the company again for more Halloween. However, Blumhouse has no shortage of scares to offer audiences, as The Black Phone from Sinister director Scott Derrickson is headed to theaters later this month with Ethan Hawke as the film’s sadistic villain. Audiences may continue to wonder about the fate of Michael Myers, though Halloween Ends will hopefully provide some answers when it hits theaters this October.
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Halloween Ends (2022)Release date: Oct 14, 2022
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