It’s been over a week since we announced that Anthony Michael Hall has been cast as Tommy Doyle in Blumhouse’s upcoming Halloween Kills. But if some Halloween purists have their way, he’ll be canned in favor of bringing original Tommy Doyle actor Brian Andrews back into the fold (a move that makes sense considering his 1978 counterpart, Kyle Richards, has been tapped to reprise the role of Lindsey Wallace).
If you agree with this sentiment, there’s a Change.org petition you can sign (even if the chances it’ll change the film’s current trajectory are slim). It reads, in part:
Blumhouse has brought Jamie Leigh Curtis, Charles Cyphers, and Nick Castle back to reprise the roles they originated in HALLOWEEN (78) yet they have the audacity to recast the pivotal role of Tommy Doyle for HALLOWEEN KILLS. Rather than casting the iconic Brian Andrews to again recite unforgettable lines like “But you can’t kill the Boogeyman,” “The Boogeyman’s outside,” and “Was that the Boogeyman?”, producers, for some inexplicable reason have cast Anthony Michael Hall to play Tommy Doyle in the new films. As HALLOWEEN purists, we find this decision to be outrageous, audacious, and wildly offensive and we must take a stand. And so, we demand producers bring Brian Andrews back to the Halloween franchise.
Do you agree that Blumhouse should re-cast Brian Andrews as Tommy Doyle in Halloween Kills? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.