We already knew Tommy Doyle and Lindsey Wallace, characters from the original Halloween, were coming back as adults for Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, but now we know why.
Franchise star Jamie Lee Curtis recently spoke with Collider, and dropped this tidbit about the upcoming sequels:
“What I love that David and [writer] Danny [McBride] and company did is they connected the dots for forty years, now they’re going back to really unpack the first movie, bringing back all those characters whose lives were affected by what happened in 1978.”
We previously reported that Anthony Michael Hall will be an older Tommy Doyle, while Kyle Richards will reprise her role as Lindsey Wallace from the 1978 original. Additionally, Robert Longstreet has been cast as an older Lonnie Elam, the kid who bullied Tommy in the first Halloween.
Curtis also teased what’s in store for Halloween Ends, the final film in this new run of films:
“The last movie is the sort of cultural phenomenon of violence, that’s what the third movie ultimately is, a very powerful examination of violence…It comes at it from a slightly different way. You’ll like it…If you believe in me at all, I promise you what David Gordon Green has come up with as a way to complete this trilogy is sensational.”
I may be one of the few people who enjoyed the 2018 Halloween. I liked what the film did with Laurie Strode, so I’m excited to see how Tommy and Lindsey were changed by the first film. I’m also interested in seeing if Lonnie maybe grew up to be a total dickwad who feels Michael is still an urban legend and torments the older Tommy for being a scaredy cat. My bet is on Lonnie dying by Michael’s knife early on.
Halloween Kills opens October 16, 2020, and Halloween Ends arrives October 15, 2021.
What are your thoughts on Kills and Ends? Do you think they will end the Halloween franchise on a solid note?