Michael Myers is back in Halloween.
And original actor Nick Castle will be playing him.
According to Bloody Disgusting, the original man behind the Michael Myers mask will be returning for the upcoming (and long-awaited) sequel.
“Actor, director, and screenwriter, Nick Castle, will return to the role of Michael Myers in Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween, which will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, October 19, 2018.”
Nick Castle was a friend of original Halloween filmmaker, John Caprenter… and was hired for just $25 a day to stalk around wearing the now-iconic Michael Myers mask. Meanwhile, fellow actor Tony Moran played the character for one brief moment when the mask is off.
It’s certainly great to see the franchise come full circle.
But of course, he’s not the only one returning…
As previously announced, franchise star Jamie Lee Curtis will be back as Laurie Strode for the next chapter in the Halloween saga, which will essentially act as a reboot – taking place after the original movie and completely disregarding all the other sequels.
Judy Greer ha also been cast as Lauri’s daughter, with Andi Matichak as her granddaughter.
Yes, it looks as though the upcoming Halloween sequel is going to be a real family affair.
A brief synopsis reads as follows:
“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.”
It sounds as though the upcoming Halloween sequel might actually turn out to be something a bit special… and with director David Gordon Green on the project, it’s certainly going to be a very interesting return.
But will Laurie finally rid herself from Michael’s grasp?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and Nick Castle.
David Gordon Green directed the movie, based on a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride.
Halloween heads to cinemas on 19 October 2018.