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Alvarez: The Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness 2 will be coming… sometime

May 7th, 2014 by Marc Comments

No-one was as surprised as I was that I truly loved Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead reboot/reimagining/sequel/prequel thing. Seriously, It was, in my opinion, a triumph in almost every way.

So, yes, I’ve been keen to see the next one, especially with the inclusion of THAT character at the end and the rumours of Sam Raimi coming back to make a sequel to Army of Darkness that would tie the two franchises together. Who would have thought the Evil Dead movies could create such a massive universe?

Anyway, Shock Til You Drop caught up with Alvarez and asked him if we’re getting a sequel to the $97 million grossing horror. His answer certainly has hope: “Sam is teasing Army of Darkness 2, which he is working on the script with his brother, but at the same time Evil Dead 2 is something we definitely want to do at some point. But part of the reason I think the last one was successful is because Sam took his time to find the right team of people to do it. We took the time to find the right script and all of that. If you had Evil Dead 2 coming out the following year, it’s just for the market, not because you’ve found the right idea. It takes time to find the right idea and that’s what we’re doing. It’s always in the background and always in our heads. And every time I talk with Sam, we’re bouncing around ideas to find what would be the perfect sequel.”

So, what do you think? It sounds like a sequel is coming, but it’ll be made with the right people and at the right time. We’re ok with that. Now, what was it again… Klatuu, Barada, Nikmm hmhm mhmhm…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….