Halloween Kills has finished shooting and the film's production released the first photo of adult Tommy Doyle and Lindsey Wallace to commemorate the occasion. The upcoming movie is a sequel to 2018's Halloween, which itself rebooted the slasher franchise by ignoring every other installment made since the original Halloween (1978). For that reason, Paul Rudd will not be coming back as Tommy, despite having played him as a young man during 1995's no longer canon Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.
Instead, Anthony Michael Hall has been cast as grown-up Tommy in Halloween Kills, taking over from Brian Andrews (who played the character as a kid in the '78 film). Lindsey was similarly recast for Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (with Leslie L. Rohland playing her as a teenager), so Kyle Richards will actually reprise the character she initially brought to life over four decades ago in Halloween Kills. Now, fans can get their first look at both of these actors in their respective parts.
Although there's still more than eleven months to go before Halloween Kills opens in theaters in October 2020, the film has already wrapped production (as was announced on the official Halloween Movies Twitter account). You can check out the related tweet below, which includes a first look at Hall and Richards as the older Tommy and Lindsey.
For those who could use a refresher, Tommy and Lindsey were the kids (and friends) that Laurie Strode babysit when Michael Myers went on his original Halloween night murder spree all those years ago. "The Shape" is returning to wreak havoc on Haddonfield's unsuspecting citizens a third time in Halloween Kills, with actors James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle once again splitting the responsibility of bringing Michael to life, and Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her iconic role as Laurie. Curtis tweeted the first-look footage from Halloween Kills on (when else?) October 31st last week, providing a hint about how Michael managed to escape her burning basement/house in the 2018 Halloween (in spite of Laurie's attempt to kill him once and for all). Suffice it to say, Tommy and Lindsey will not be happy to learn their attempted killer is at it again when Halloween Kills picks up.
It will be interesting to see if Halloween Kills explores the ways Tommy and Lindsey were traumatized by Michael's murder spree when they were kids, much like last year's Halloween examined the impact the boogeyman had on Laurie and her relationships with her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and teen granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) in the years that followed. They were only children, after all, so it might've had a very different effect on them than it did with Laurie. Naturally, there's no word yet on whether the pair will make it out of Halloween Kills alive and/or return for the conclusion to David Gordon Green's Halloween trilogy: 2021's Halloween Ends. But, then again, there's no guarantee Laurie will still be breathing by the end of Halloween Kills, either.
Source: Halloween Movies/Twitter
- Halloween Kills (2020) release date: Oct 16, 2020
- Halloween Ends (2021) release date: Oct 15, 2021