Blumhouse already impressed fans with the return of Laurie Strode in 2018’s Halloween, but she’ll be returning once again in a sequel set to launch next year!
By and large, 2018’s Halloween reboot/direct sequel was a fairly good conclusion to the story that started all those decades ago. It had plenty of wriggle room built in for a sequel of its own and that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
According to Collider, Blumhouse/Universal is already hard at work on the sequel, Halloween 2, which will once again see Jamie Lee Curtis return, and are prepping to begin filming this Fall in order to release it in 2020. Their sources also claim that Judy Greer and Andi Matichak (who portrayed Strode’s daughter and granddaughter) are expected to return for more bloody action as well, with David Gordon Green more than likely coming back to the director’s chair.
Considering the film made a little over $200 million on a $10 million budget, a sequel seems like a complete no-brainer. Hopefully, however, the reboot sequel won’t fall into the same traps the previous sequels fell into and can still deliver on the goods.
IF the film does indeed arrive next year, expect it to land on October 16, 2020. Blumhouse already has the date marked for an “Untitled” film and it would make the most since. The only thing I care about at this point, is what the hell are they gonna call it? I mean, Halloween (2018) was technically the THIRD film in the franchise to be titled Halloween. If they decide to go with Halloween 2, that would also be the third time…BUT wait! Considering 2018’s film was actually a sequel to the original Halloween, wouldn’t the 2020 film technically be Halloween 3 (even though we ALSO have one of those)?
Just slap a subtitle on and be done with it!