Halloween Ends (2022) will conclude David Gordon Green's Halloween series, which started with Halloween (2018) and continued with Halloween Kills (2021). We'll have to wait until the film is released in October to see how it all ends, but according to the director, it has already had many different endings...
David Gordon Green's Halloween Trilogy ignores every single movie since John Carpenter's original film Halloween (1978). So once Halloween Ends is out, there will be only four Halloween movies in this latest timeline.
The film marks Jamie Lee Curtis' seventh outing as Laurie Strode, and while she was killed off in a previous timeline (2002's Halloween: Resurrection), fans are still wondering whether Halloween Ends will finally lay her character to rest.
The same can be said about Michael Myers, who has been killed on screen four times (including the 2009 Rob Zombie remake/sequel Halloween II). Will the bogeyman's time also be up in Halloween Ends?
While Halloween Ends probably won't be the last Halloween movie in the wider franchise (it is expected that the rights will revert back to Malek Akkad), the film will still mark the end of an era for Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.
Producer Jason Blum and original Halloween director John Carpenter (who also composes the scores for the new Halloween movies) even recently said that there will undoubtedly be more movies in this series.
But fans are far more curious as to how Halloween Ends will go down when it's released in theaters this October. And now, in an interview with Empire director David Gordon Green has talked about how the ending is still up in the air.
Here's what he said:
“It [Halloween Ends ending] changes every day. In theory, the picture is locked, but this morning I called the editor and said, ‘What if we do this one thing… I speak with John [Carpenter] and Jamie Lee Curtis regularly about it. It’s exciting, uncertain, satisfying and sad. I’ve enjoyed the ride but it’s probably time to get off. I think we’re gonna go out with a bang.”
The director's comments certainly leave us feeling excited for the trilogy-topping sequel. But though he says the film will "gonna go out with a bang", it would be wise to expect a smaller affair this time around.
Green previously described Halloween Ends as being a more "intimate" movie compared to the bloodbath that is Halloween Kills, while also comparing it to the horror film Christine (1983), which is based on the Stephen King book.
How exactly the two films compare, though remains to be seen, but the new character of Corey Cunningham might be the biggest clue, seeing as the 1983 film's lead character is named Arnie Cunningham.
Following the release of the Halloween Ends trailer, many fans are theorizing that there will be two versions of Michael Myers in the sequel - one being the actual Michael, and the second a copycat, with Corey being the prime suspect.
As per Blumhouse Pictures (via Wikipedia), here's the official synopsis for Halloween Ends, the final chapter in David Gordon Green's Halloween Trilogy:
Four years after the events of Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson after the death of her parents.
Laurie has decided to take all the fear and rage, she has been holding onto for the last 4 decades and write a memoir which is almost completed.
Michael Myers has once again disappeared and hasn't been seen since. This time Laurie has decided to liberate her fear and rage and embrace life with open arms.
All is quiet in Haddonfield, but when a young man, Corey Cunningham, is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she couldn't control, once and for all.
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Check out the official trailer for Halloween Ends below, which promises an epic showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers:
Halloween Ends stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and James Jude Courtney, and Kyle Richards, who will be reprising their roles as Laurie Strode, Frank Hawkins, Allyson Nelson, Michael Myers, and Lindsey Wallace.
Newcomers include Rohan Campbell (Corey Cunningham), Michael O'Leary (Dr. Mathis), while original Michael Myers actor Nick Castle is also expected to reprise his role as the killer (in part), having done so in both previous movies.
The film will be released in theaters on October 14, 2022 by Universal Pictures. And like its predecessor Halloween Kills, it will also dual-release simultaneously in theaters and on the US streaming service Peacock.