On October 19th, 2018, we get to see Micheal Myers return to Haddonfield. There’s two type of reactions to this. The first one is “Awesome! I can’t wait!” with the other being “Eh, another one? Don’t they know when to stop? My point is, yes there’s been quite of few Halloween films with some being better than the others, but, keep in consideration this is a new timeline taking place 40 years after the original movie. This of course means a few things, all the other Halloween movies after the original 1978 film are basically nonexistent while you’re watching this one, which also means that Laurie Strode is no longer the sister of Michael Myers. This might sound and feel a bit weird since we’re all so used to him going after his sibling, Laurie, but it changes the outlook of Micheal. He was always going after his sister which makes sense but makes him seem like less of a threat for people that aren’t related to The Shape. Making Laurie and Michael not be brother and sister might be good thing, it makes him seem like no one is safe and he has no real reason to be going after her. Now that I have that part of the way, lets move onto the next.
It’s already been said that “Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers.” Hint, hint, Laurie might have her final confrontation with Michael, but does he survive in the new film leaving it open for a sequel without Laurie? According to one of the co-writers Danny McBride, there’s a possibility and they actually wanted to shoot two films back-to-back! McBride had a chat with EW and said: “We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back, Then we were like, Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we’d never work again. So, let’s not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out that we know people aren’t going to like. So, we were like, Let’s learn from this, and see what works, and what doesn’t.” He also added they have an idea of where they would go with the sequel saying “But we definitely have an idea of where we would go with this branch of the story and hopefully we get a chance to do it.” So, from the looks of it, if they have a sequel in mind it seems to be leaning towards The Shape surviving the new film. Does this mean Laurie will come to her demise? (again, but also for the first time,)
See you on October 19th.