Bruce Campbell Says The EVIL DEAD Saga Will Continue With New Stories
Even though Bruce Campbell announced that he was retiring from the Evil Dead franchise after Starz cancelled Ash Vs. Evil Dead, it doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing more Evil Dead in the future.
During a recent interview with Inquisitr, the actor confirmed that fans are going to see more Evil Dead stories told. When asked about the future of Ash, Campbell said:
"They’re going to see different versions, they’re going to be seeing more Evil Dead, too. We’re not done with the Evil Dead saga, more stories to tell."
Now, Campbell most likely won’t be starring in any of these upcoming projects, but he’ll certainly be attached as a producer. Also, these new stories will be separate from the Evil Dead video games that Campbell will be providing his voice for.
As for whether or not director Fede Alvarez will return to direct a sequel to his Evil Dead reboot, Campbell said:
“I don’t know, Fede’s a big Hollywood director now. I don’t know if Fede needs this. We’ll have to see.”
I actually liked that reboot and would have loved to see the story of the surviving character, played by Jane Levy, continue. But, apparently that’s not in the works at the moment.
Campbell then opened up about Ash Williams and explains why he thinks the character is so loved by the fans:
“Because he is the fans, the fans are him. Ash has no skills, Ash doesn’t come from another planet, he comes from Michigan. He’s the guy you want in the foxhole, but he probably got low SAT scores. So people watching him, I think they root for him because they’re like, ‘Damn, that’s like my neighbor. That’s like if my neighbor decided to save the world from evil.’ Kind of like that. That’s how I look at it and that’s how we played it. That’s why it was worth bringing the guy back 48 years later to try it again… He’s the ultimate anti-hero, anti in that he can’t even get out of bed, you know?”
Well, this is exciting. I can’t wait to see what Sam Raimi and Campbell are planning for the future of the franchise. I guess you should stay tuned for new updates and details on the Evil Dead franchise.