Speaking to ComingSoon at SXSW, Evil Dead producer Robert Tapert revealed that Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 4, rather than being a straight entry to the Evil Dead franchise, will in fact be a direct sequel to Army Of Darkness.
“That would be Army Of Darkness 2,” Tapert confirmed. “Everybody calls it Evil Dead 4 but Army Of Darkness wasn’t called Evil Dead anywhere except by the fans.”
Star Bruce Campbell meanwhile was a bit cagier as to whether or not he’d reprise the role, saying, “Sam threatens this every six months. I’ve heard this a thousand times, because in the back of his mind, he never wants to let go, because he loved making these movies. We all loved making them together.
“They were a nightmare to make, very difficult, but they lasted the test of time, so he’s not going to let that go, and I’m never going to say ‘no.’ It’ll be me and a walker fighting some other old guy. But that’s what he does and who knows? It may happen.”