‘Halloween Kills,’ the sequel to 2018‘s ‘Halloween,’ now has Anthony Michael Hall onboard the cast. He will play Tommy Doyle, one of the kids Laurie Strode babysat the night Michael Myers reigned terror on the small town. Paul Rudd (‘Ant-Man’) portrayed the character in 1995’s ‘Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers,’ but he was unable to reprise the role in this film due to scheduling conflicts with Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters 2020.’
Hall was recently in the sixth season of the ABC series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as Mr. Kitson. He is popular for his roles in John Hughes’ filmography, comprising of ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘Weird Science,’ and ‘The Breakfast Club.’ Other credits include Tim Burton’s ‘Edward Scissorhands,’ Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight,’ and Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher.’
Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle will reprise their roles of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, respectively. Judy Greer and Andi Matichak, who played Karen Strode and Allyson Strode in the previous installment, are both expected to come back.
Meanwhile, David Gordon Green returns as director and co-writer. The screenplay is from Green, returning scribe Danny McBride (‘Eastbound & Down,’ ‘Vice Principals’), and newcomer Scott Teems (‘Rectify,’ ‘Narcos: Mexico’).
Green, in an interview with Collider, gave a peek into what he has in store for a potential sequel: (Spoiler alert for the first film.)
Collider: “Did you make the decision not to kill the boyfriend for a reason?”
Green: “Yeah. There’s some ideas for him for later.”
Further, filming will begin September 16th and wrap November 8th in Wilmington, North Carolina. Then, the next (and final?) installment ‘Halloween Ends’ will start filming, in a back-back format. Green will direct once again, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Bride, Chris Bernier (‘The House’), and Paul Brad Logan (‘Manglehorn’).
Universal will release ‘Halloween Kills’ on October 16, 2020, as well as ‘Halloween Ends’ on October 15, 2021.