You just can’t keep a good boogeyman down! Just when you think Michael Myers has finally been laid to rest, up he pops again to seek out more victims in the town of Haddonfield, Illinois.
He recently returned in Halloween Ends, the latest franchise entry from Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green. If you have seen and enjoyed that movie, you might be interested in another sequel.
But will Michael Myers return to our screens? Or was Halloween Ends, as the title suggests, the last of this long-running horror franchise?
Here’s what we know at the time of writing.
Warning: spoilers ahead!!
Will there be a sequel to Halloween Ends?
2018’s Halloween was a part reboot/part sequel to the original 1978 film and its director, David Gordon Green, went on to direct two sequels; Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.
At the end of the last movie, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) finally triumphed over Myers as she completely destroyed his body after putting him through a shredder. It could be assumed that Myers is gone forever, but as we all know by now, this masked killer has beaten death many times before.
So, will there be a sequel to Halloween Ends?
The answer appears to be no. David Gordon Green has been adamant that the film is the last in his trilogy so there won’t be a direct sequel to Halloween Ends.
Jamie Lee Curtis confirmed this in an interview with EW. She said:
“Halloween Ends is the inevitable conclusion of a 44-year trip that started with this little girl in Haddonfield, Illinois, who had her life interrupted by this incredibly violent act, this incredibly violent human…The audiences have watched these movies over the years where Laurie and Michael have, in all these various forms, come into contact with each other again. Now we’ve created the final confrontation, that final battle between the final girl and her monster, and it’s incredible.”
It’s sad that Laurie won’t be returning but let’s be honest, she deserves a rest after the traumas she has endured over the years.
But is this really the end of the Halloween franchise?
Have we seen the last of Michael Myers?
We don’t think we have seen the last of Michael Myers. After all, he has risen from the dead repeatedly over the years so it’s likely that he will be resurrected again at some point in the future.
David Gordon Green won’t be responsible for his return and neither will Blumhouse but franchise producer Malek Akkad could revive Michael again with another filmmaker and movie studio. Fans of the character will certainly be hoping this is the case and so will those studio execs who recognise Myers’ ability to make them big bucks at the box office. John Carpenter, the director of the original Halloween movie, recently joked about this in an interview with ComicBook.com when discussing what could happen after Halloween Ends. He said:
“Let me explain the movie business to you: if you take a dollar sign and attach it to anything, there will be somebody who wants to do a sequel. It will live. If the dollar sign is not big enough, no matter what, it will not live…”
We suspect the Halloween franchise will live and so too will Michael Myers. We are unlikely to see Laurie again unless the director of the new film reboots the movie with a new origin story featuring a younger actress in the role.
This is all we know for now but we aim to update this page with fresh information if we hear of Micheal Myer’s return.
Would you like to see another Halloween movie? How do you think Michael Myers could make his return? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.