Blink and you’ll miss it, but Bob Odenkirk has a cameo in the new slasher sequel Halloween deaths. Now in theaters and at Peacock, Blumhouse’s second planned installment Hallowe’en The trilogy picks up right where the 2018 film ended. As a way to acknowledge the past, director David Gordon Green also brought back several actors from the 1978 film to reprise their roles.

It was not possible to include all the original characters from 1978 Hallowe’en. John Michael Graham, who played victim Bob Simms in that first movie, hasn’t appeared in an acting role for four decades since. This made it difficult to obtain the rights to use a photo of him in the film. That presented a challenge as Green wanted to include a scene where a news broadcast shows an image of Bob as a victim of the original massacre.

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Perplexed as to what to do David gordon green jumped to Google for a solution. Coincidentally, he came across an old photo from the yearbook of Better call Saul star Bob Odenkirk. There was some resemblance to the photo of Odenkirk and Bob’s character from the original. Hallowe’en, and that’s when the lightbulb lit up over Green’s head. As Green explains in an interview with CinemaBlend:

“In the original Carpenter movie, Bob’s character wanted to have an acknowledgment of all the deaths from the previous movie, but we couldn’t trace [the actor] down or get the rights. Somehow we couldn’t delete a picture of Bob for our television news broadcast. And that frustrated me because I wanted to acknowledge Bob’s death, but we couldn’t get pictures of Bob. So I Googled ‘Bob 1970s High School’, and a picture of Bob Odenkirk appeared that looked just like Bob! So I thought, ‘It’s probably easier to find; let’s look! ‘”

It was not very difficult to get in touch with Bob odenkirk. Jamie Lee Curtis, who plays Laurie Strode in the film, noted how Odenkirk “signed the rights for his high school photo to be Bob in [the movie]. “There are many other ways Green could have handled Bob’s photo, but he was too excited to consider anything else once the possibility of using Bob Odenkirk came onto the scene.

“I’m a huge Bob Odenkirk fan. So that opportunity was too juicy to ignore.”

In a way, this now means that Odenkirk has played a victim of Michael Myers. It’s an interesting “role,” though he’s obviously best known for his role as the flattering attorney Saul Goodman in Breaking bad and its derivative series Better call Saul. Odenkirk also impressed viewers with a twist towards the action genre as the star of Nobody at the beginning of this year. The actor is currently working on the sixth and final season of Better call Saul after recovering from a heart attack.

Halloween deaths it is now airing on Peacock and screened in theaters as part of its day-and-date release. This will be followed by Halloween ends, although Jason Blum hopes to continue doing Hallowe’en movies after that installment. This news comes to us from CinemaBlend.

Topics: Halloween Kills, Halloween

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