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Bruce Campbell confirms Evil Dead has a new hero and film-maker for next movie

October 20th, 2019 by Marc Comments

You may recall a few weeks ago we reported that new Evil Dead movie was in the works and while Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell were both involved, it wouldn’t be in their more traditional roles in the franchise.

Campbell, of course, famously portrayed Ash Williams, the clueless but awesome Deadite hunter from the first three movies and then the I-still-cannot-believe-they-made-that series Ash Vs Evil Dead.

Raimi too, as well as being co-creator of the franchise, was behind the first three movies in penmanship and directing.

Fede Alvarez steeped up to reboot the series in 2013, but now it seems all that is being forgotten as a new (anti-)hero steps into the mix.

At the Rock and Shock convention in Massachusetts this weekend, Campbell spilled the beans on what’s happening with our favourite undead franchise.

“It’s okay to pass it along to another idiot to try and stop evil from destroying the world,” Campbell said.

“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.”

So, as reported before, it looks like Campbell will not be starring but rather exec-producing this one.

He goes on: “So we think we have a cool premise. 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.”

So a whole new start for the franchise? Well, it’s not what we would want ideally, but if Campbell and Raimi are still hands-on then we can hope for a fun and worthwhile follow-up to the series.

What say you all? Are you ok for the Evil Dead franchise continuing without our favourite two gorehounds? I wanna hear your thoughts, guys…

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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….