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Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert Tease Army of Darkness 2

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Fede Alvarez’s remake of Evil Dead hits theaters in April, but fans of the original franchise continue to call for Bruce Campbell’s return as Ash Williams in the original franchise that concluded with Army of Darkness in 1992. Original Evil Dead director Sam Raimi has teased his desire to make “Evil Dead 4,” but it’s possible the movie he wants to make is actually “Army of Darkness 2,” a direct sequel to the end of the original Evil Dead trilogy.

In an interview with, Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures producing partner Rob Tapert at SXSW this weekend, Evil Dead 4 was never in the cards, it was only ever meant to be an Army of Darkness sequel.

“That would be ‘Army of Darkness 2,'” Tapert said. “Everybody calls it ‘Evil Dead 4′ but Army of Darkness wasn’t called ‘Evil Dead’ anywhere except by the fans.”

Even Evil Dead and Army of Darkness star Bruce Campbell commented on whether he might return for a potential fourth film in the original franchise.

“Sam threatens this every six months,” Campbell told at SXSW. “I’ve heard this a thousand times, because in the back of his mind, he never wants to let go, because he loved making these movies. We all loved making them together. They were a nightmare to make, very difficult, but they lasted the test of time, so he’s not going to let that go, and I’m never going to say ‘no.’ It’ll be me and a walker fighting some other old guy. But that’s what he does and who knows? It may happen.”

Meanwhile, Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake, which screened at SXSW, is set to hit theaters April 5.


  • Alex

    If they made a sequel, which ending would they go by? The supermarket happy ending or the apocalypse future cliffhanger?

  • Mel

    I don’t get what the deal with the name is. It’s still the continuation of the Evil Dead story.

  • matt

    What is with all these movie rumors recently revolving around movies that will flagrantly never be made? Like Half Life, Portal, Justice League Dark, Army of Darkness 2. I feel like person A walks up to Sam Raimi and says ,”hey Sam make Evil Dead 4!” and then Sam says “sure why not (with no intent of actually doing it)” then it hits EVERY movie news site in a matter of 24 hours as solid proof that the movie will be made. 

  • Sekighara

    Its that fan craving that drives it. Just like any news on Firefly restart/reboot/continuation lights up certain syfy news sites. 

  • James

    Well the apocalypse ending is what Raimi said was the canon ending, so I would hope that they would go with that one but more than likely they would go with the happy ending.