WAS THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE ACTUALLY A SEQUEL TO CULMINATE IN AN EVENTUAL CROSSOVER IN EVIL DEAD 7?

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How could I have missed all of this back in March? Well I’m reporting on it now! Right now this news should be treated with extreme speculation, but rumors have been flying since WonderCon that Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez and the Raimi/Tapert/Campbell team have  further plans not only for the new Evil Dead franchise, but the entire Evil Dead franchise culminating in an eventual crossover with Army Of Darkness 2.

At WonderCon, the director announced that not only was Evil Dead 2 in the works, but an Evil Dead 3 as well. The true bombshell hit, however, when he announced that Army Of Darkness 2 will lead to a cross-over between the two Evil Dead “universes,” culminating in an Evil Dead 7. At this time, Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi are working on the screenplay for Army of Darkness 2, which will continue the story of Ash, the chainsaw-armed, boom stick totin’ deadite ass kicker from the original The Evil Dead (but, well, let’s be honest, he didn’t catch his stride as an ass kicker until The Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn).

It’s hard to say if Alvarez was joking at the time or not, but witnesses claim he said this all with a straight face. If this is true, then I, for one, can’t wait for the return of Ash and some semblance of the original franchise because all the Evil Dead remake had going for it was some incredible practical effects. Perhaps with the remake’s sequel, Alvarez will have the chops (or a better casting director) to hire on actors who can carry the story effectively. Ok, that’s it, I’m done proselytizing about the remake…for now. Here’s hoping what he said was true and we’ll finally see the return of Ash… Hail To The King, Baby!

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