In the fall of last year, the new Halloween absolutely killed it at the box office. The movie was highly anticipated for horror fans, as it featured the returns of several key players in the franchise. Original director John Carpenter worked on the score and served as an executive producer. Star Jamie Lee Curtis would take on the role of Laurie Strode once again, after the character had been unceremoniously killed in 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection. In addition to these returns, original Michael Myers actor Nick Castle would have a cameo appearance in the sequel, sharing the role with James Jude Courtney. Now, Castle says he’s open to appearing as Michael again in Halloween 2, a sequel to last year’s movie, as long as he’s happy with the script.
“I would love to do that, assuming it’s something that John’s involved with and hopefully that Jamie and hopefully [director] David [Gordon Green] is gonna be a part of the sequel, too, ’cause he really did a great job, I think, on reimagining and figuring out what to with it. So we’ll see what happens with it, but in general, I’m all for it, and it’s a lot of fun. And also, it would depend, I guess, if I like what they came up with, ’cause you do, in a crazy way, feel a little responsibility in these things, because if you do it, then you’re saying, ‘Yeah, go see it.’ So we’ll see what they come up with.”
In the new Halloween, Castle’s appearance as Michael comes at a key moment in the movie. It’s Castle behind the mask when Laurie notices him glaring at her from an upstairs window. That’s when the original “Shape” does the iconic head tilt that he originally made famous as the character back in 1978. Nick Castle also provided the breathing for the character through the mask, which can be heard at many points throughout the movie. It’s a creative way to keep the original Michael involved in the new movies, without subjecting him to the same level of punishment a stuntman like Courtney could endure.
David Gordon Green’s Halloween establishes a new timeline in the long-running horror franchise by ignoring every other sequel in the series. Forty years past the killing spree that occurred in John Carpenter’s original movie, Michael Myers escapes from custody once again to terrorize the town of Haddonfield. Survivor Laurie Strode has been training for years, knowing he will inevitably return. Laurie must keep herself and her family safe as she prepares for one final showdown with her longtime nemesis.
The new Halloween obliterated the box office, becoming the highest-grossing slasher movie of all time. A sequel is reportedly in the works, although details about its status are not yet clear. Nobody is officially attached to the potential follow-up movie, but given the money Green’s movie made, we’re certain to see another movie made at some point. Fans would certainly love to see several major players from the 2018 movie return, given how well-received it was with both critics and the box office.
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Details matter, and it was awesome for fans of the original Micheal Myers to see Castle involved in last year’s sequel, even if it was in a limited capacity. Having him do so once again in another movie would be an awesome feature. You can read the rest of Castle’s interview at ComicBook.com.