Kane Hodder is most well-known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees in four of the Friday the 13th movies. On top of this, Hodder was the stunt coordinator on the set of Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, as well as performing some stunts as Leatherface. Though Hodder did not play Jason in Freddy vs Jason, his arm was used in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday when Freddy Krueger’s hand pulled Jason’s mask underground. Needless to say, Hodder has experience in the slasher horror genre. But, there’s one character he’s yet to play that Hodder says he’d love to.
According to Hodder, he’d love to play Halloween’s Michael Myers:
“Jason is my first love, for sure, because it put me on the map and everything else. It allowed me to play a character like Victor Crowley [in three Hatchet films]. But I have always wanted to play Michael.”
We had Freddy vs Jason, but what about Jason vs Michael? What about Hodder playing both parts?
“That would be a dream come true.”
Hodder has not played Myers on the big screen, but he was in a short film that he made with Hatcher director Adam Green where he played Michael Myers:
“There’s a short that you need to find on ArieScope called ‘Driving Lessons’. Because in one of the Halloween movies, a cop or somebody, I can’t remember who it is, it might’ve been Donald Pleasence in fact, is yelling at someone, ‘Well, how did he get there? He can’t drive a car,’ something like that. So, Adam took that line and made a short with me as Michael Myers in the mask, taking driving lessons from Joel David Moore, who we know from Avatar, Dodge Ball, and Hatchet. And so he’s giving lessons to Michael Myers and that’s how he got from one place to another. He learned how to drive a car. It’s pretty funny.”
As for playing Michael Myers and what that would mean for fans, Hodder pointed out:
“I think some people would think it’s too much to have me play Michael, but I’ve always loved that character. Almost as much as Jason.”
Would you want Hodder to play the iconic Halloween character?
A girl with too many fandoms to count.