If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt familiar with the Evil Dead franchise, which debuted with Sam Raimi’s original 1981 film, and continued with 1987’s even crazier sequel. 1992’s Army of Darkness then cemented Bruce Campbell’s Ash as a horror icon.
After that though, Evil Dead went into a decades-long hiatus, before eventually resurfacing via the 2013 remake/reboot directed by Fede Alvarez. To the shock of fans everywhere though, Campbell returned in 2015 for the Ash vs. Evil Dead TV series.
Following that program’s heartbreaking cancellation by Starz, Campbell announced that he was retiring as Ash, but had no problem with another actor taking over the role. Now, Raimi tells Bloody Disgusting that another Evil Dead movie might happen.
Raimi isn’t sure yet what form a new entry in the franchise will take, but he expects some movement on the idea within six months. He acknowledges that persuading Campbell to dust off Ash’s chainsaw this soon after retirement might be hard though.
Raimi also isn’t sure whether Alvarez would be up for returning to direct a sequel to his reboot, although the filmmaker has teased making one in the past. If nothing else, Raimi at least seems confident that the Evil Dead universe will return in some way.