Bruce Campbell Teases 'Army of Darkness' Sequel


Yeah, it's been more than 20 years since Bruce Campbell appeared as the deadite-slaying Ash in Army of Darkness. So what? That doesn't mean we aren't going to get the sequel we've been hoping for since 1992 -- at least, not if we can take Campbell at his word.

He's repeatedly expressed a bemused willingness to continue playing the character during past interviews -- and he turned in a cool cameo as Ash in the recent Evil Dead reboot -- but now it sounds like things might be getting a little more serious. Fielding questions during the Nashville Comic-Con, Campbell responded to yet another query with his customary blend of humor and a bit of actual information.

"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," Campbell's quoted as saying. "I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here."

Musing about what might happen in a follow-up, Campbell continued, "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." But ultimately, pressed for an actual answer, Campbell cut the jokes and gave us all the words we've been hoping to hear: "All right, sir, the answer is yes."

As Screen Rant notes, current plans call for a sequel to the new Evil Dead, a sequel to Army of Darkness, and then a third film that will tie the Campbell-led films in with the franchise's current strain of storylines. It sounds awfully ambitious for a series that's always had a hard time making as much money as it deserves to, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.

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