Director David Gordon Green's Halloween is a major success, scoring a massive $77.5 million opening weekend at the box office, so Halloween 2 already seems inevitable. The latest reboot of the franchise does away with the messy continuity of the many sequels to John Carpenter's original, establishing yet another new timeline where Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney) has been incarcerated ever since his 1978 rampage. 40 years later, he breaks out while being transported from one facility to another, and faces off against three generations of Strode women: Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), and Karen's daughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).
There have actually already been two movies called Halloween 2. There's Rick Rosenthal's Halloween II (1981), which begins immediately after the events of the first movie, with Laurie being taken to the hospital after her ordeal and Michael Myers still on a killing spree. Then there's Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 (2009), which continues the director's reboot of the franchise and stars Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode.
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Still, you can never have too many Halloweens, so we may as well embrace the idea of yet another Halloween 2. Here's what we know about the sequel so far.
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Halloween 2 Is In The Works
Naturally, Universal Pictures didn't start up the Halloween franchise again with just a one-off movie in mind. Earlier this month it was reported that a sequel is already in development, but that Green and his co-screenwriter Danny McBride are unlikely to return. An unknown writer is said to already be working on the script. Blumhouse Productions, the horror studio that co-produced Halloween, has a strong track record when it comes to building horror franchises, which so far include Insidious, The Purge, Sinister, and the odd M. Night-Shyamalan shared universe of Split and its upcoming sequel Glass. So, it's safe to say that the Halloween movies are in good hands.
Halloween 2 Would Likely Release In 2020
Bloody Disgusting, who broke the news of a sequel being in development, speculated that Halloween 2 could arrive in theaters as early as October 2019. However, in the interests of not rushing the series (and ending up having to reboot it again), we would guess that an October 2020 release date is more likely. After all, the sequel hasn't even been confirmed yet and doesn't have a director attached, let alone a fixed filming start date. A two-year gap between movies also fits more with Blumhouse's usual MO.
Halloween 2 Would (Probably) Bring Back Michael Myers
Let's face it: if getting his head chopped off at the end of Halloween H20 didn't stop Michael from getting another sequel, a silly little fire probably won't even slow him down. Indeed, Halloween ends with an after-credits tease of Myers breathing, just in case anyone was sincerely worried about his health after Laurie trapped him in the panic room. While Michael certainly cut down Allyson's friendship circle considerably, and also murdered Karen's husband, the three Strode women all survived to the end credits - leaving things open for yet another showdown in the sequel.