Following the cancellation of Ash vs. Evil Dead, Bruce Campbell made it clear that he’s hung up the chainsaw for good (with the small exception of voicing Ash Williams in an upcoming video game). But fans still had plenty of questions about the future of the Evil Dead franchise. And during his panel at Massachusetts’ recent Rock and Shock convention, Campbell answered just a few—confirming that while there will be a new film, it won’t be directed by Sam Raimi or Fede Alvarez (who directed the remake).
“We think we have a cool premise,” Campbell said. “We have a new filmmaker that Sam Raimi has hand chosen. So he’s very involved in it, will be involved in the story. And we’ll try and make sure the actors don’t completely suck. And then we’re gonna make another one, yeah. There’s lots of stories… creepy books… lots of people to torment.”
Campbell also re-confirmed that even if Ash does appear in the new film, he won’t be playing him.
“It’s okay to pass it along to another idiot to try and stop evil from destroying the world,” said Campbell. “One idiot tried—he did pretty good. It’s time to let other innocent people with no skills try to save the world. And there’s more stories to tell.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)