Tommy Doyle rumored to return for Halloween Kills
Of all of the side characters remembered throughout the classic slasher franchise, Tommy Doyle is one of the most memorable for the Halloween films. Now rumors have begun to circulate that co-writer/director David Gordon Green is planning to bring the character back into the fold for the recently announced Halloween Kills.
Originally played by Brian Andrews in the 1978 original and more well-known for being played by Paul Rudd (Ant-Man and the Wasp) in the 1995 sequel Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, the character of Tommy is one who survived the face of horror as a young child and as a young adult later in life (despite Part 6 no longer being part of the current timeline).
Reporters Jeff Sneider and Justin Kroll were discussing the news they heard in the podcast The Sneider Cut (via Bloody Disgusting) in which they revealed that there was also talks to try and bring Rudd back for the character, but that due to his busy schedule with filming the upcoming Ghostbusters threequel/reboot, he would not be able to return. They also mentioned they heard a new actor had been cast in the role, but that there was no confirmation as of yet.
Halloween Kills will be released on Friday, October 16, 2020, directed by Directed by David Gordon Green and written by David Gordon Green & Danny McBride & Scott Teems.
Halloween Ends will be released on Friday, October 15, 2021, directed by David Gordon Green and written by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, and Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier.
Based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, the films will be directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block. John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Ryan Freimann are executive producers. Our former Shock Till You Drop managing editor Ryan Turek is overseeing the project for Blumhouse.
Released last October to critical acclaim and huge box office success, 2018’s Halloween brought in over $250 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest grossing slasher film of all time.