When Ash vs Evil Dead ended it’s 3 season run on Starz, a lot of people were left wondering what the future of not only Bruce Campbell in the titular role of Ash Williams was, but the future of the Evil Dead franchise as a whole.
Then reports started surfacing that Bruce Campbell was completely done with the role of Ash when it comes to him being portrayed in television or film, but there are rumblings of a new Evil Dead video game where Bruce reprises his role through voice only, but we will see on that.
Then last July, Sam Raimi confirmed that there will be a new Evil Dead movie but no other details were revealed.
At one point, the director of the remake, Fede Alvarez even tweeted out something about directing the sequel. The future of Ash Williams and the Evil Dead was shrouded in mystery.
That is until a recent appearance by Bruce Campbell at the recent Rock N Shock convention in Massachusetts. During his panel, he was heard to say that
“It’s okay to pass it along to another idiot to try and stop the evil from destroying the world. One idiot tried, he did pretty good. It’s time to let other innocent people with no skills try to save the world. And there are more stories to tell.”
So right off the bat it sounds like we are going to have an Ash-less version of the Evil Dead, Campbell or not, but he continued;
“So we think we have a cool premise. We have a new filmmaker that Sam Raimi has hand chosen. So he’s very involved in it. Will be involved in the story. And we’ll try and make sure the actors don’t completely suck. And then we’re gonna make another one, yeah. There’s lot’s of stories, creepy book, lots of people to torment.”
Ok, so that’s kind of a lot to unpack.
No Fede Alvarez, no Ash Williams recast, and new idiots. Does this mean we are going to get an Evil Dead shared universe? From what Bruce said it would appear that they aren’t even in the scriptwriting phase so it would seem that we aren’t going to get a new Evil Dead for quite some time. Yet the hope that something new is on the horizon is worth holding onto until there is another idiot reading aloud the Book of the Dead.