After the tremendous success of 2018’s Halloween, Blumhouse and Universal Pictures decided to literally double down on the slasher franchise confirming that two more movies were on the way from director David Gordon Green. After some delays due to the coronavirus, the first of those will be released next week with Halloween Kills, and a year later the “final” chapter in this new trilogy will debut with Halloween Ends. Little is actually known about what the 2022 sequel will consist of, let alone who will survive this year’s “Kills” to even appear in it, but now we know the timeline of the movies aren’t back-to-back-to-back.
The upcoming Halloween Kills will pick up almost immediately after the events of the 2018 feature film, but speaking in a new interview, director David Gordon Green confirmed that Halloween Ends will be a little later. When asked about it by the Reel Blend podcast, Green reportedly said that there will be a “bit of a time jump” between Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, while also noting that it will have a “satisfying” end to the Laurie Strode vs Michael Myers “saga.” This wording certainly seems deliberate as no franchise really ever “ends,” especially not Halloween. Even producer Jason Blum would like to keep it going despite the finality of the next movie’s title.
“We made an arrangement for three movies. We had a three-picture marriage with Michael Myers,” Blum recently revealed to ComicBook.com. “I would love to extend it. If Malek [Akkad] would like us, I’d love to extend it, but we’re very busy making sure the third movie is spectacular because that’s our immediate job and if it goes beyond that, I’d be thrilled. But there are currently no plans for us to be involved after this third movie.”