Is it too early to start thinking about Halloween….2021? That may be the time kids can actually start safely trick-or-treating again, but it will also be the month Universal releases Halloween Kills, the second movie of the planned “Laurie Strode as a senior citizen badass” trilogy.
And despite that release being so far away, we received the first teaser trailer this morning. It starts where the 2018 Halloween left off, with Mike Myers trapped inside a burning building. Come on, flames, finish him off, Laurie hopes! But then fire trucks arrive and start hooking up their hoses. “NO,” Laurie screams, “YOU CAN LET THIS ONE BURN — REALLY, THIS IS THE ONE EXCEPTION!” They don’t listen. Myers survives to kill again!
Upon the release of the Halloween Kills teaser, director David Gordon Green and producer John Carpenter posted an update to Twitter on the film’s status. They reveal the movie has already been filmed and could be released THIS Halloween if they wanted to….but they don’t want to. Until people can feel safe in a theater again, Green and Carpenter would rather withhold the movie another year.
BUT as penance for all that waiting, they’re working with Universal on a bonus: an IMAX release for Halloween Kills. Myers will be coming back larger than life when the movie finally comes out October 15, 2021. The final film in the trilogy, Halloween Ends, will be released a year later on October 14, 2022.