Evil Dead 4, which will presumably continue the story of the original The Evil Dead and its two follow-ups, is actually going to be Army of Darkness 2, a direct sequel to the final film, 1993's Army Of Darkness. And as far as we know, it will continue the storyline of Ash Williams, the iconic horror character created Bruce Campbell.
Director Sam Raimi made horror headlines last week while promoting his latest film Oz: The Great and Powerful, when he claimed that he would actually start writing Evil Dead 4 this summer with his brother Ivan Raimi, who has collaborated with Sam on the first three films.
Evil Dead, the 2013 remake by director Fede Alvarez, premiered Friday night at SWSX, where it was met with general praise from the crowd of horror fans who gathered early and stood in line for hours to see it. After the screening, producers Robert G. Tapert and Bruce Campbell participated in a Q&A about the new Evil Dead, where questions about Evil Dead 4 were answered.
It was Rob Tapert who clarified that Evil Dead 4 is actually going to be Army of Darkness 2. He explains.
"That would be Army of Darkness 2. Everybody calls it Evil Dead 4, but Army Of Darkness wasn't called Evil Dead anywhere except by the fans."
Bruce Campbell, who fans have long hoped would return as Ash, had this to say about his possible come back.
"Sam threatens this every six months. I've heard this a thousand times, because in the back of his mind, he never wants to let go, because he loved making these movies. We all loved making them together. They were a nightmare to make, very difficult, but they lasted the test of time, so he's not going to let that go, and I'm never going to say 'no.' It'll be me and a walker fighting some other old guy. But that's what he does and who knows? It may happen."
Nothing has been confirmed in terms of Army of Darkness 2 moving into production, but Evil Dead 2 is confirmed to be in the works, and will be a direct sequel to the 2013 version of the horror movie, which arrives in April.