Danny McBride has ideas for a Halloween sequel but will it happen?


Danny McBride and David Gordon Green have to be two of the happiest men in Hollywood. Their sequel to John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 version of Halloween grossed $80 M in its opening weekend. Of course, there will be a sequel.

Danny McBride is known predominantly as a comedian. He is one of Seth Rogen’s go-to guys and he is also a presence in television. From 2016 to 2017, he starred in the darkly humorous HBO series Vice Principals with Walton Goggins playing a man who was hellbent on becoming the principal of his school which meant doing whatever it takes to get there.

Prior to that gig, he was well known for his turn as a broken-down has-been pitcher in the hysterically funny Eastbound and Down for Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions. Although here of late as an actor he has been making a foray into more serious fare like starring in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.

His resume was about to get another stellar credit added to it when he and his partner David Gordon Green helmed the sequel to John Carpenter’s classic horror film, Halloween. Undaunted by the fact that it has long been held as a sacred cow to fans, they took on the assignment with gusto and as a result they are sitting pretty with an $80 M opening weekend.

With people flocking to the theaters to see Jamie Lee Curtis reprise her role as Laurie Strode inevitably the next step is going to be a sequel. Is Danny McBride even thinking about that?

In a recent interview with Deadline, here is what he had to say on the subject:

"“We definitely have ideas of what we would do. We hadn’t invested a ton of time on them, but now we’re being asked to figure it out. There are definitely talks on whether we will do more of them and we’re just trying to see what best makes sense.”"

The actor has another series in the pipeline called The Righteous Gemstones. However, he reiterated again that, “the reaction to this has us thinking about more Halloween as well.” Danny McBride isn’t alone in thinking about another go around.

Jason Blum and Ryan Turek also expressed they are keen to make a sequel according to The Wrap. While it is understandable for business reasons why they would want to continue the run of fortune that they are on, is it really necessary?

Sequels are very rarely better than the original films. Now, that being said it isn’t true for every film franchise. Case in point, I think Friday the 13th Part 2 is better than the 1980 progenitor. Would they be able to conjure up the same reaction with another Laurie Strode picture?

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Furthermore, would Jamie Lee Curtis want to come back? There are many factors at play here. Time will tell whether or not we will see a Halloween 2 at the box office in two years. Stay tuned!

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