Halloween Ends’ Director Explains How The Slasher Is Handling Michael Myers During The Time Jump

Michael Myers standing outside in Halloween Kills.
(Image credit: Universal Pictures/Blumhouse Productions)

The horror genre has been thriving for years now, with fans enjoying a thrilling renaissance of new and returning properties. Some of the best horror movies have returned thanks to new sequels, including John Carpenter’s beloved Halloween franchise. David Gordon Green’s current trilogy will come to an end this October with Halloween Ends (aka Jamie Lee Curtis’ swan song as Laurie), with the director explaining how it’ll be handling Michael Myers during the time jump.

Not much is known about the contents of Halloween Ends, despite the movie arriving next month. But one detail that’s been confirmed is that the upcoming horror movie will feature a years-long time jump, allowing the timeline in-universe to catch up to the real world. David Gordon Green recently spoke to Total Film about whether or not we’ll know what The Shape was up to during the years of the time gap, saying:

We don’t really explain that. It’s like: I don’t want to see where Jaws goes to sleep at night when I’m watching a shark movie. I want to see him when he pops up, and he’s got an appetite!

Points were made. Part of what makes Michael Myers such a terrifying force, especially in the current trilogy, is that he’s an agent of chaos. In the 2018 Halloween movie he kills and spares residents of Haddonfield seemingly at random. So in order to keep the Boogeyman terrifying, David Gordon Green and writer Danny McBride aren’t explaining what he was up to in the years that’ll make up the time jump between Halloween Kills and Ends.

David Gordon Green’s comments continue to show how methodically he has approached the storytelling of his Halloween trilogy, especially where franchise villain Michael Myers is concerned. Giving the masked killer a sense of mystery was important, which is partly why the 2018 movie didn't make Laurie and Michael siblings. He’s not motivated by anything but blood lust.

As previously mentioned, there’s not a ton of information about what will happen when Halloween Ends arrives in theaters and streaming on Peacock next month. We’ve only been treated to very limited footage of the movie, which doesn’t hint at the story or explain how Laurie, Allyson, and the other survivors have managed to move on in the wake of Michael’s massacre through Haddonfield. As a reminder, you can check out the first trailer below,

While this footage helped to buoy excitement for Halloween Ends, it didn’t actually tease much about its story. Fans are curious about Allyson and Laurie’s relationship, especially since they lost the rest of their family during the last two movies. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills icon Kyle Richards has also been noticeably absent from the movie’s marketing so far, despite returning yet again as Lindsey Wallace. Let’s hope she and Jamie Lee Curtis get to share a scene in the new slasher.

Halloween Ends will arrive in theaters and on Peacock October 14th. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience. 

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.