Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s Evil Dead series came to an end with Army of Darkness in 1992, this is another series in a long list where talk of a new film has cropped up routinely over the years but ultimately has never eventuated. Raimi became a very busy director and Campbell has often articulated to audiences via the convention circuit mixed feelings on the idea.
Of course there was the recent Evil Dead remake out earlier in 2013 directed by Fede Alvarez, this features an ever so minor post-credit Bruce Campbell cameo, more interestingly however are some comments Bruce Campbell reportedly made at the Wizard World Nashville Comic con when again asked if there is any possibility of a sequel to Army of Darkness.
The last one was twenty-two years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here.
Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it.
Alright sir, the answer is yes.
Not exactly a serious answer there or anything to become overly optimistic about, however audience impressions were that the final comment was made with a serious tone, Campbell’s self-reference to no longer being busy likely refers to the TV series Burn Notice wrapping up this year, so who knows?
We can always dream right?