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"Saturday, March 24th, 1984. Shermer High School. Shermer, Illinois. 60062."

The future may be in question for our favorite boogeyman. This might seem like a false alarm to fans since Michael has never actually gone down for good. Nonetheless, the Halloween franchise is in for some big changes in 2018, and Michael Myers might suffer an unprecedented consequence as a result of that.

The first and most harmful change coming Michael's way is a lack of supernatural abilities.

Halloween II. [Universal Studios]
Halloween II. [Universal Studios]

In the original Halloween, Michael exhibited an obvious level of supernatural power, and that was only built upon in subsequent sequels. However, writers Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, feel making Myers powerless is the key to creating the next terrifying Halloween sequel.

Turning Michael Myers into some supernatural being that couldn’t be killed — that stuff to me isn’t scary. I want to be scared by something that I really think could happen. - Danny McBride

Halloween II. [Universal Studios]
Halloween II. [Universal Studios]

Michael Myers was never conceived as a normal person, however. John Carpenter himself has stated Michael is "part person, part supernatural force". But in a way, McBride is right. If Michael Myers is completely human, he can be anybody now, figuratively speaking. Meaning audiences can no longer rule out the possibility of coming face to face with a real life Myers. If he's just a normal man like everyone else, it isn't absurd to think a lunatic could don a Michael Myers mask before committing crimes, and that's a frightening thought.

Unfortunately for Michael, being mortal isn't very fun. More importantly however, it isn't pain free, meaning he can do longer risk being the reckless killer he was before; walking through bullets is now a major NO-NO.

Even worse, Michael Myers will be 61 in the next Halloween sequel.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. [Trancas International]
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. [Trancas International]

I'm not trying to look too far into the future, but no one really thinks Blumhouse acquired the rights to Halloween just to make one sequel. And in that case, one has to wonder how an elderly Michael Myers could possibly endure the wear and tear of a three or four movie ordeal? Realistically speaking, it would only take one bullet to kill this version of Michael Myers, especially if he is truly just a man.

Also, this will likely be the last time we see Laurie Strode, which is bad for Michael too.

Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween. [Compass International]
Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween. [Compass International]

While fans have been understandably excited for Jamie Lee Curtis's return to the Halloween series, most haven't stopped to wonder what this may mean for the iconic boogeyman.

Curtis’ character will have a 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. - Variety

"Final confrontation" was a scary phrase to to use in this case, because it means something drastic will have to happen between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. Either way it goes, Michael will experience a lot of physical pain in the process - not good.

John Carpenter might want to really stick it to Michael Myers this time

Michael Myers. [Credit: Nathan Thomas Milliner]
Michael Myers. [Credit: Nathan Thomas Milliner]

John Carpenter has said he didn't understand how Halloween spawned an entire franchise, he concluded with no intention of a making a sequel. Nonetheless, when writing Halloween II, he tried to officially end Michael Myers for good. How could Michael come back after burning to death? (this was before un-killable slasher villains were normal).

Now he's on board for Halloween 2018, and we have to infer he won't remain attached to these films if they end up going on and on again. Meaning he could, hypothetically speaking, suggest they really kill off Michael Myers in the future.


But who are we kidding? Even if Michael Myers is killed soon, he will eventually return in another sequel. Just like Freddy and Jason, Michael Myers is truly immortal at this point, and we want them that way.

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[Sources: Deadline, Variety]

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