Halloween Kills’ Michael Myers Reveals Deleted Scene That Makes Jamie Lee Curtis Sound Super Badass

It’s a good time to be a horror fan, as the genre has been seeing a steady stream of success for a number of years. Beloved properties have returned to theaters in the process, including 2018’s massively successful Halloween sequel. And Halloween Kills’ Michael Myers actor James Jude Courtney recently revealed a deleted scene that makes Jamie Lee Curtis sound super badass.

James Jude Courtney is the man behind the mask for Michael Myers in Blumhouse’s Halloween trilogy, sharing the role with OG star Nick Castle who provides the character’s signature breathing and any maskless shots. The pair will both be back for Halloween Kills, although it turns out we missed one awesome battle in the last movie. Specifically between Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode and The Shape. As Courtney recently tells it,

There’s a scene that we shot for the ending of 2018 that we didn’t use. It was a big fight scene between Jamie and I. In that fight scene, and keep in mind, we’re doing 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 takes of things sometimes. So the scene where I’m holding a blade down like this and I throw her around and she swings the rifle like a baseball bat and I was like 'Oh shit. This isn’t gonna be good.’ She hit it, the knife, and I was like ‘well that was a good shot.’ 30 takes and she never missed one. 30 takes. And she swung it like she was going for the fence.

I don’t know about you, but my FOMO is through the damn roof. Because while Jamie Lee Curtis was definitely hardcore in the theatrical release of Halloween, it seems that we missed out on even more action in her eternal battle with Michael Myers. Hopefully that footage makes its way online eventually.

James Jude Courtney’s comments about Halloween’s deleted scene come from his recent appearance at Flashback Weekend (via ScreenRant). Fans are eager to see Courtney back in the mask in Halloween Kills, especially after the slasher was delayed a full year. And from this story it’s clear why Michael Myers has had such a difficult time killing Laurie Strode for all these years. It’s because Jamie Lee Curtis kicks ass and takes names.

This isn’t the first time one of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Halloween co-stars have applauded the way she commits physically while working on set. Her on-screen granddaughter Andi Matichak previously shared the same sentiment, highlighting what a physical powerhouse Curtis is while filming as her signature character Laurie Strode. Only time will tell how much ass she kicks throughout Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.

From the looks of it, Jamie Lee Curtis will presumably take her final bow as Laurie Strode after Halloween Ends. The actress-philanthropist has already been praising the plan for the upcoming threequel. But first up will be Halloween Kills, arriving in theaters after an extended wait.

Halloween Kills is currently expected to arrive in theaters on October 15th. In the meantime, check out the 2021 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.