Halloween Ends: Nick Castle says story and ending will be surprising to fans

Director David Gordon Green is now a month and a half into the post-production process on Halloween Ends, the final film in his Halloween sequel trilogy that began with Halloween 2018 and continued with Halloween Kills. Nick Castle, who played masked slasher Michael Myers in the original Halloween and has shot cameos for all of the Green films (his cameo was cut from Kills), recently appeared at the Steel City Con, and during his Q&A panel he said that fans will be surprised by the new film.

Here’s Castle’s quote:

Halloween Ends in October. I just saw that my good friend James Jude Courtney, who has been doing 99% of the work on the last three movies as Michael Myers, was over at the editing room, where they’re completing the first cut of Halloween Ends, with David Gordon Green of course as the steward of the ship. It sounds like it should be pretty good. I’ve read the script. I do a little cameo in this new one, which is fun. We’ll have the end of at least the David Gordon Green version of Halloween – I think there might be more after, because of all the success of this. But he will have a very, I think, surprising storyline and ending for everyone. It’s absolutely something I don’t think you would have ever guessed, in terms of the way it’s going to unroll. So that’s kind of fun.”

Green directed Halloween Ends from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan, and Chris Bernier. He has confirmed that the events of this sequel take place four years after the ending of Halloween Kills, and also said,

There’s not a lot of games in it, there’s not a lot of wittiness and retro joy. It’s kind of a coming-of-age film, and it’s a very different tone. And that’s what excited me about it, is to have the three chapters that I’ve been involved in be very different from each other.”

Jamie Lee Curtis stars as franchise heroine Laurie Strode, possibly playing the character for the last time ever. She’s joined in the cast by Andi Matichak as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, and Michael O’Leary as Doctor Mathis. James Jude Courtney reprises the role of Michael Myers, as Castle mentioned.

casting call gave descriptions of more characters:

Among them are a self-assured nurse named Erin who is between the ages of 28 and 35 and is very judgmental, as well as a Proprietor between the ages of 40 and 80 years old. Other roles being cast for the film are Scott, Donna, Mr. Meade and Mrs. Meade.

Per the breakdowns, Scott is a male between the ages of 52 and 57; he is stern, strong and a straight shooter who is sometimes checked out. While Donna is a 55 to 65 year old female who is Timothy’s overbearing and critical mother. Mr. Meade and Mrs. Meade are the parents to a young boy named Noah who is a nice kid with the ability to switch to a jerk on a dime. Both Mr. and Mrs. Meade are described as being between the ages of 40 and 50 years old. They’re a middle-class suburban family, with the father being described as “tough as nails” and the mother said to showcase “emotional depth.”

Other roles being cast are Brandon, Young Johnny and Veronica. Brandon is a male between the ages of 40 and 60. He is a large man in weight and sense of authority who finds his son to be a disappointment. Young Johnny is a male between the ages of 6 and 10 who has long blonde hair with a slight gap between his teeth; the character is described as having dark eyes being a bit small. Veronica is the last of the trio. She’s between the ages of 40 and 45 and is a strong-willed protective wife who is broken “by the reminders of tragedy.”

Halloween Ends is scheduled to reach theatres on October 14, 2022.

You can watch Castle’s entire Steel City Con Q&A in the video below:

Source: Steel City Con

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