John Carpenter Unsure of Franchise Future After ‘Halloween Ends’
Director John Carpenter reveals his thoughts on whether the Halloween franchise will continue, following the release of Halloween Ends. Thanks to David Gordon Green’s reboots, interest in the franchise has sky-rocketed and the series now has one of the most largest collections of cinema bound slasher films ever made. (Whilst The Puppet Master series has 14 films, a large portion of these are direct to video and Halloween has published all it’s films to the big screen.) But what the future holds after the new trilogy ends is still very much up for debate.
For those that have yet to see any of the new films, Halloween (2018) retconned all other Halloween movies except for the original film. Halloween Picks up 40 years after Michael Myers went on a rampage in Haddonfield, where the masked killer returns to finish off last girl Laurie Strode. Halloween Kills (2021) continues that very same evening, and Halloween Ends promise to end the story. Or at least, Laurie strode story.
Creator Carpenter spoke with Comicbook this week about his thoughts on the franchise.
“Let me explain the movie business to you: if you take a dollar sign and attach it to anything, there will be somebody who wants to do a sequel. It will live. If the dollar sign is not big enough, no matter what, it will not live. I don’t know, man. I don’t know. This time, I do not know. They really want to end. They’re going to shut it off, end it. It’s what David has in mind. That’s fine.”
Despite this, Jason Blum does seem keen to continue the franchise, despite Green’s plans on ending the Halloween story. Let’s hope that Blum Houses’ need for more Myers doesn’t encroach upon the Halloween Ends finale, and force a cliff hanger upon the audience that leave Michael Myers fate ambiguous, against Green’s originally planned story. We shall wait and see.
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