Although it’d be easier to simply say the Evil Dead franchise is currently dead after the cancelation of Ash vs Evil Dead, that’s apparently not the case. For starters, Bruce Campbell has been reprising his role as Ash in both new and upcoming video game appearances including an all-new Evil Dead game.
But the hype doesn’t stop there – according to an all-new interview with Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi, there’s actually been progress on producing a new film installment.
“I’d love to make another one. I don’t think TV is in its future but we’re talking about – Bruce [Campbell], Rob [Tapert] and myself – one or two different ways to go for the next movie,” Sam Raimi announced. He added:
“We’d like to make another Evil Dead feature and in fact we’re working on some ideas right now.”
There’s plenty of possibilities for new installments. They could follow the story of Ash if Bruce Campbell somehow chooses to return, make an all-new sequel in the same universe, or continue the storyline of the remake from 2013. And, it turns out, they’re planning for any scenario that happens to work out.
“I would be thrilled if Bruce Campbell changed his mind about retirement, would come back for the original Evil Dead line,” Raimi said. “But if not, I’m very happy to work with, if Fede [Álvarez] would come back and make the sequel… but he’s such a big shot now. He’s so successful, an artist in demand, that I don’t think he’d want to do that.”
As a bonus, Raimi does seem to confirm that the 2013 film is apparently part of the same universe as the original continuity.
“I think that’s a part of the Evil Dead universe but not part of the Bruce Campbell storyline,” Raimi explained. He even said Bloody-Disgusting was “exactly” right about assuming he meant that the remake was simply another corner of the original universe.
Finally, Raimi added that “there’s also a third possibility we’re talking about.” He didn’t emphasize what exactly that possibility was, but it does sound intriguing to know how much more they have in store for us fans.
While we don’t know which possibility will be the ultimate route they use, Raimi does give a timeline of when to expect more information.
“So I think you may see some action on the Evil Dead movie in the next six months,” Raimi finished.
It definitely sounds like 2020 will be a good year for Evil Dead announcements if that’s the case.