A whole lot of questions are still unanswered regarding the next Halloween movie. Like is the heavily rumored plot with Michael Myers being on death row really true? If so, will the whole movie take place in a prison? What about Laurie Strode? Is she still alive in this rumored timeline? Who's going to play Michael Myers? All of these are questions I'm sure we'd like to know sooner rather than later.
There's one question in particular that may have already been answered unintentionally. Which is when will Halloween Returns take place? Some of you may be wondering why this is important to know. But this question directly effects a few things, including the age Michael would be in the new film.
If Michael Myers were around today he'd be approaching his sixties. And I'm sure they don't want a version of Michael that old in the new movie. Especially since they've said they want to reintroduce the character to younger audiences.
Here is what the new story is rumored to be about in Halloween Returns.
“Halloween Returns” will pit a new group of Haddonfield youngsters against Myers. The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role along with the child of a cop whose long been obsessed with Myers’ case, even putting it before his own daughter.
Myers is now on death row and the two kids with their own personal vendettas against the killer sneak in to watch his execution. But when things go awry and Myers escapes, the pair, along with their friends, find themselves in the firing line.
In case you haven't noticed, an important clue was included in those two passages. A clue that tells us when the new Halloween movie takes place, and how old Michael Myers will be specifically. Here is the evidence!
The now 18-year-old child of one of Myers’ victims plays a central role
If the story of the new Halloween movie is proved to be true, we can be sure Halloween Returns will take place in either the 1980's or 1990's.
The original two Halloween films took place on the same night in 1978. And if the child of one of Myers victims from that night is 18, it can only mean the movie will take place in the 80's or 90's.
If the child of whoever this unknown victim was born before the events of Halloween 1 and 2, then it is a possibility that the movie could take place in the 1980's. But if that child was born the same year, then the movies time period will be set in the 90's, 1996 to be exact. And in 1996 Michael Myers would be 39. In either case Michael Myers will be relatively young.
Halloween Returns will go into production next month, and is said to be casting as we speak. The movie will more than likely see a 2016 release date along with Paramount's reboot of Friday The 13th.