Back in March, producer Rob Tapert revealed that the long-awaited fourth sequel to the original 1981 horror classic The Evil Dead will be called Army of Darkness 2, as a follow-up to 1993’s Army Of Darkness. Franchise star Bruce Campbell made an appearance at Nashville Comic-Con over the weekend, where he spoke about this project, confirming that it is still happening.
“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.”
When a fan said that a lot of people would love to see this movie, the actor confirmed that it is in the works and that he is returning as Ash.
“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.”
Director Sam Raimi and his brother Ivan Raimi were said to be working on the script this summer, but it isn’t known if the screenplay has been completed yet. The actor revealed at WonderCon that there is the possibility Army of Darkness 2 may combine Ash’s story with that of Jane Levy’s Mia from this spring’s Evil Dead remake, although that has not been confirmed.
Army of Darkness 2 comes to theaters in 2016 and stars Bruce Campbell. The film is directed by Sam Raimi.