Sam Raimi Says Bruce Campbell Evil Lifeless Character Might Return

Bruce Campbell in Ash vs. Evil Lifeless
Picture: Starz

Evil Dead Rise is creeping out of the haunted basement and into theaters subsequent month, however—very like the 2013 Evil Dead remake—it received’t star Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, as an alternative pursuing a brand new continuation of the story. And whereas Campbell himself has said he’s done playing Ash, Evil Lifeless director Sam Raimi simply tossed a tiny speck of hope to splatter fans who dare to dream that isn’t true.

In an excerpt from a new interview with Empire, the director—whose most up-to-date characteristic was final 12 months’s Marvel entry Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness—defined that there have been, at one time, plans to make good on Ash’s cameo within the Evil Lifeless remake’s finish credit. “That character [in the reboot], Mia, was nice, so I used to be very . We had been speaking about an ‘Evil Lifeless IV’ for the opposite department of that universe, and we have been frightened somewhat bit a few collision,” he mentioned, earlier than name-dropping the series’ much-loved Starz series, which ran from 2015-2018. “Ash vs. Evil Lifeless is what that morphed into. However I all the time thought there was room for each. I nonetheless assume there’s room for all kinds of Evil Lifeless motion pictures. I don’t assume they cancel one another out.”

The large draw for Raimi could be reuniting with Campbell and producer Rob Tapert—each of whom labored on Ash vs. Evil Lifeless—{that a} new challenge would entail. “I like working with Bruce and Rob. I adore it as a producer as a result of they’re actually good companions, however I additionally like being supported by them because the director,” Raimi instructed the journal. “So I hope that’s on the playing cards finally.”

Raimi, Tapert, and Campbell are all govt producers on Evil Lifeless Rise, so it’s not like these guys are strangers today. And one other challenge involving the trio wouldn’t essentially be one other Evil Lifeless movie; Raimi undoubtedly saved that a part of his reply imprecise sufficient to counsel as a lot. Nevertheless, even with out that Ash vs. Evil Lifeless sequence finale cliffhanger simply hanging out ready to be additional explored—and past the truth that the present already did “Ash in center age” to perfection—it will nonetheless be, ahem, groovy to see Campbell choose up the chainsaw once more. What do you consider the concept? And can you be testing Lee Cronin’s Evil Lifeless Rise when it arrives April 21?


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