We were all a bit blindsided when Bruce Campbell announced at Wizard World Nashville that Army of Darkness 2 was really happening. This surprise was understandable, partly because he’d been saying for years that it never would and partly because when was the last time a big announcement came out of a Wizard World con? But this is what he said at his Q&A panel –
“The last one was 22 years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here.
“Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be all right. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it… [Seriously] All right, sir, the answer is yes.”
This is, of course, great news for fans of the series. Even better news came this weekend via Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez’s Twitter.
— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) October 26, 2013
It would appear that Raimi finally watched Alvarez’s New Coke version of Evil Dead and decided to take the franchise back.