While Blumhouse has big aspirations to continue forward with the Halloween franchise, no more sequels starring Jamie Lee Curtis can be made just yet.
After Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum recently confirmed that he was trying to get things moving forward on a sequel to the recent hit that managed a total of $253 million at the worldwide box office, the Halloween producer revealed to Moviefone that nothing official is happening yet as Blumhouse has not secured the rights to future installments of the franchise:
“Well, we had talked about it but right now we’re not shooting any “Halloween” movies right now because we don’t have deal rights to the sequels. But I certainly hope to make 10 more but I’ll start with one more.”
The latest Halloween served as a direct follow-up to the original film from John Carpenter — ignoring all other installments in the franchise. Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis reprised her role as Laurie Strode, coming face to face for what may have been her final confrontation with Michael Myers. While Laurie succeeded in surviving another horrific Halloween being hunted by the Boogeyman, the film left the fate of Michael Myers open enough to continue forward.
Whether or not Jamie Lee Curtis will return for another outing as Laurie Strode remains a mystery. The actress previously confirmed she would be up for another go against Michael Myers if Halloween director Michael Myers came back to helm another installment. But now Jason Blum has revealed what it would take for Blumhouse to make another sequel:
“It has to touch someone, emotionally, at the company. “Halloween” really touched Ryan Turek. He was really passionate about it. He had a really clear idea of what fans would want to see in the 11th “Halloween” movie and what they wouldn’t want to see. And that passion drove our decision to do it. So that’s what we need.”
Firestarter scribe Scott Teems was previously reported to have been tapped to write the follow-up to the new Halloween.
Directed by David Gordon Green from a script co-written by himself, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride, Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, Drew Scheid, and Nick Castle. Here’s the official synopsis:
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Haloween is now available on Digital HD, 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Halloween franchise as we learn it.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.