Danny McBride Talks Potential Halloween Sequel Plans

The team behind the new Halloween film almost got ahead of themselves.

By Chris Morse

Even though we are still 4 months away from the release of Blumhouse's new Halloween film, it's never too early to talk about a sequel, right? This is especially true if you are director David Gordon Green or co-writer Danny McBride, who were very close to pitching and filming a second movie back-to-back with the new sequel. According to EW, the minds behind Halloween wanted to jump right into a second film at the same time as filming this one. Here is what McBride said on a possible sequel.

We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back, then we were like, well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we’d never work again. So, let’s not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out that we know people aren’t going to like. So, we were like, Let’s learn from this, and see what works, and what doesn’t. But we definitely have an idea of where we would go [with] this branch of the story and hopefully we get a chance to do it.

We are glad to see that the team behind the film have an idea of where to go next, but enough pause to make sure the new movie is well-received by Myers-loyal and horror fans alike. Forging ahead to do two movies back-to-back might have sent the wrong message and this latest statement from McBride shows that their thinking is in the right place. Why rush out two films if there may be more to learn and improve upon once this one hits theaters?

There is a definite passion for Halloween evident here and it's good to see that they want to get it right. Although we are going to have to wait and see what the new movie brings, we have pretty high hopes after that incredible trailer from last Friday. Are you hyped to see Myers make his comeback? Is one film enough or do you want to see Blumhouse bring this franchise back to life in the long term? Give us your thoughts here in the comments or on social media.


About the Author

Chris Morse

Thanks to his friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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