The rumour mill for Halloween Kills has now started with the hint that another original character could be returning for David Gordon Green’s sequel.
Tommy Doyle, who along with Lindsey Wallace survived the clutches of Michael Myers in the original Halloween thanks to Laurie Strode is being rumoured as a character who could return.
Halloween (2018) did suggest an on-going theme of shared trauma so what if this does extend beyond the Strode family? How traumatised were Lindsey and Tommy from that deadly night in 1978?
Doyle was originally played by Brian Andrews but was infamously played by Paul Rudd in his return to the franchise for the ill-fated Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.
This was Rudd’s first acting role and podcast the Sneider Cut suggests he is being offered the chance to reprise the role in this new timeline which is separate from the Curse and Thorn thread which took us through Halloween 4-6.
A scheduling conflict with his part in the new Ghostbusters could prove a spanner in the works though. Rudd, of course, has gone on to become a major Hollywood star with starring roles in the Marvel universe as Ant-Man and hits such as Anchorman and Role Models.
Here’s what Rudd said of his role in Halloween 6 to AICN –
“You know what? The funny thing is that it was good. That was the very first movie I’d ever done, and I’m really thrilled that I was able to do it. There was something trippy about working on a HALLOWEEN movie and seeing Michael Myers and seeing that face that I’d seen in movies and meet George Wilbur, who played him. And standing at the craft service table having coffee with Michael Myers. That’s was too cool. When it first came out, I was in my early 20s. It was a time in my life when I was really…precious [laughs].
“I thought, not that I was into taking myself too seriously or anything, but I so badly wanted to be in really cool things, and all of my favourite things as far as music and movies were all kinds of, you know, independent movies or foreign movies. My favourite bands were these sort of alternative indie rockers and stuff like that. I just really wanted to be liked [laughs], and I think I probably took some things a little too seriously, as it’s easy to do when you’re that age.
“And when I first saw HALLOWEEN 6, I remember thinking, Oh God, this movie’s not good, and I was really kind of bummed out. In fact, when we first started making it, I remember thinking, Oh, this is the one that’s going to be different! [laughs] I enjoyed making it; I thought it was really, really fun. But then I thought, Oh God, are people going to think I’m a joke? Am I ever going to get work as an actor after this comes out? I have since changed my tune; I love it. I’m honoured to be part of a franchise that has lasted that long, that has that many devotees, and I couldn’t be happier that I can say that my first movie is a HALLOWEEN movie.”
So would you like to see Tommy Doyle and potentially Paul Rudd return to the Halloween universe? Let us know in the comments.