The Internet is buzzing this morning because Bruce Campbell confirmed to a convention crowd that Army of Darkness 2 is going to happen.
You may recall, a sequel to the early ’90s cult classic was discussed earlier this year during the press tour for the Evil Dead remake. Then, producer Rob Tapert revealed that there wouldn’t be an “Evil Dead 4” but an Army of Darkness 2.
Campbell later fanned the flames of this chatter at WonderCon, teasing that there could be not just an AoD2 but a crossover picture that would combine Ash’s journey with Mia’s tale from the Evil Dead remake.
Just how serious is all of this though? Campbell commented on the sequel at Wizard World Nashville. When asked about Army of Darkness 2 he said this (according to ComicBook.com)…
The last one was twenty-two years ago. I just havent been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I use to be busy. Now Im not. Thats why Im here.
When the fan told him a lot of people would want to see it, Campbell said, 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 alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it.
Then Campbell got more serious, and he added, Alright sir, the answer is yes.
There have been rumblings that Sam Raimi, Tapert and Campbell were focusing less on a sequel to Evil Dead and more Army of Darkness 2. Just how serious is all of this getting? Only time will tell.