Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Halloween Kills!
With the help of cast member Michael McDonald, David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills finally makes a brilliant connection between Michael Myers and actor Mike Myers. Because of his ubiquity in the slasher genre, Michael Myers has been a name synonymous with horror since his debut in John Carpenter’s Halloween in 1978. Mike Myers, on the other hand, may have the same name as “The Shape,” but there has been no other connection between the two until now.
Since Mike Myers’ rise to fame, there have been numerous amusing fan theories claiming that he was the man behind the mask in Halloween.
Michael McDonald debuted in the Austin Powers franchise before joining Halloween Kills, as previously stated. In 1997’s Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, the MADtv alum played Steve the security guard. Mike Myers’ British spy Austin sought to infiltrate the Virtucon headquarters with Vanessa Kensington in one episode. The HQ was actually a cover for Dr. Evil’s latest venture, thus there were plenty of henchmen in the area, including Steve. In a remarkable incident, the security officer attempted to stop Austin and Vanessa from escaping on a steamroller. Despite the distance between them and the moderate speed, Austin’s steamroller ran over McDonald’s Steve, killing him.
Michael McDonald plays Little John, a newbie to the franchise who lives with his boyfriend, Big John, in the old Myers house in Halloween Kills. The Myers residence has been patched up and rebuilt to meet a modern-day aesthetic since the mayhem in 1978. Despite their wishes for a peaceful Halloween night, Little John and Big John are prepared for mischief, given the history of their home. Unfortunately, Michael Myers felt compelled to return home, which meant death for the newcomers. Before Little John discovers his dead in Judith Myers’ former bedroom, Big John is assassinated. Michael is also present, and he immediately pursues Little John. Little John had a charcuterie knife stuck in his chest when Allyson found both guys later.
Despite the fact that Little John’s death made it doubtful that McDonald would return for Halloween Ends, the actor did have a future with Austin Powers, as he appeared as a new character in the 1999 sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. After being slain by both Mike Myers and Michael Myers after his death in Halloween Kills, the actor would become the link between the two characters over two decades later. After declining a cameo in Halloween H20, perhaps a future Halloween film will give fans a true cameo from Mike Myers, but for now, this will suffice.