The Halloween movies have garnered a passionate following of fans in the 40 years since the first film released, so you know people are excited about the new addition to the franchise coming this October. And it turns out people who’ve seen every movie in the franchise have even more reason to celebrate.
In a recent interview actor Danny McBride, who co-wrote the new Halloween movie alongside David Gordon Green, revealed that while the upcoming Halloween movie retconning the franchise to ignore all the movies after the original, the new film will reference every movie from the series.
“This picks up after the first one,” McBride said. “The Halloween franchise has kind of become a little bit of choose your own adventure. There’s so many different versions and the timeline is so mixed up, we just thought it would be easier to go back to the source and continue from there. We do reference the other movies. For fans, we pay homage and respect to every Halloween that has been out there.”
It will be interesting to see how the new movie explains where Michael Myers has been in the past 40 years. In the original movie, he was shot several times before falling off a balcony, but then disappeared into the night.
The original sequel also established that Jamie Lee Curtis’ character was actually Myers’ sister, but time will tell if that’s been changed as well.
The only question is how are they going to reference Halloween III, the only film in the franchise that doesn’t involve Michael Myers?