Much to the chagrin of deadites everywhere, a sequel to the most recent Evil Dead film is most likely not happening. And as anxious as we are to see Bruce Campbell reprise his role of Ash, actress Jane Levy, star of Evil Dead, asks fans no to get their hopes up any time soon. Learn more about this story after the jump.
The Evil Dead trilogy written and directed by Sam Raimi has long been a staple of cult classic horror films. Because of its prolific status, writer/director Fede Alvarez saw fit to pay homage by releasing a new chapter in the series in 2013. With the immense hype, a sequel to Alvarez’s Evil Dead was announced at South by Southwest Film Festival in 2013, with Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash from the original trilogy.
Despite the steam Alvarez generated for the franchise, it would appear that a sequel is not happening. According to actress Jane Levy, known to audiences as Mia in Evil Dead, don’t hold your breath:
“I honestly don’t know, but it doesn’t seem like there’s going to be an Evil Dead 2 anytime soon. At least not with me in it.”
Levy also went on to say that Sam Raimi and pals enjoy riling up fans with promises of future projects that may or may not be happening:
“I think they just like exciting their fans and confusing them.”
While an Evil Dead 2 film may not be happening, horror fanatics can still rejoice as an Evil Dead television series is currently in the works. The Evil Dead traditionalists will be glad to know that Sam Raimi is collaborating with his brother Ivan again on the series with Bruce Campbell starring as the iconic S-Mart housewares employee, Ashley J. Campbell.
Sam Raimi stated at WonderCon last year that he had a plan for the series. Let’s just hope he delivers.
Source: Bloody Disgusting