Danny McBride says ‘Halloween 3’ Talks Have Started
David Gordon Green’s revival of Halloween was bound to spark interest in a sequel and it seems like discussions have begun regarding the future of the franchise. Debuting with positive feedback and a strong box office performance, it was only a matter of time before sequel talks began. Co-Writer Danny McBride (Vice Principals, Arizona) spoke with Deadline to share thoughts on the inevitable sequel confirming that talks are making the rounds for a third film in this new timeline. Halloween 2018 is currently the biggest domestic opening for any film in the series, and it is expected to dominate the box office this weekend as well with $33M. McBride tells Deadline that ideas are being processed “We definitely have ideas of what we would do. I think we did not allow ourselves to really indulge those ideas until the movie came out. We just wanted to put all our hopes and dreams in having this film stick the landing. But we do have thoughts and ideas of what we could possibly do. We hadn’t invested a ton of time on them, but now we’re being asked to figure it out. There are definitely talks on whether we will do more of them and we’re just trying to see what best makes sense.”
Jamie Lee Curtis has stated she is open for another film if David Gordon Green stays attached as director for future instalments. It seems the creative minds that brought Michael Myers back to form may be sticking around for another night of terror in Haddonfield. Halloween is expected to cross $100M this weekend at the box office and continues to receive praise from fans and critics alike. It is nice to see that the same creative team have intentions to return when a sequel is announced because the lack of a consistent creative team is one of the reasons Halloween declined as a series. Once the series was out of John Carpenters hands it was tossed around by different individuals attempting to make a cash grab.
This is an exciting time for fans of the mute slasher because for many years it seemed he would never return to the big screen. Green and McBride’s involvement at first was met with mixed reactions because neither of the two had dealt with the horror genre. They proved everyone wrong by bringing a solid continuation to a 40 year old classic. Whether the film ends up being titled Halloween 3 is anyone’s guess but regardless any sequel that follows is the third entry for the new timeline.