While many fans have been waiting for years to see new adventures of Ash Williams pounding deadites on the big screen, we’ll finally have a new chance to see him take them on when “Ash vs. Evil Dead” debuts on Starz this October. Still, though, some fans may be wondering about if — or when — they’ll have the chance to see Ash once again in theaters, and both Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi had plenty of teasing to do on that very subject recently.
According to GamesRadar, during the Television Critics’ Association summer press tour, Campbell joked about the possibility of more films in the Evil Dead series. He said,
This series will force us to make more movies. That’s only 10 hours of programming; we need eight more movies. Making a fourth movie would work. No matter what we give them [the fans], it will never be enough.
While there seemed to be a tongue planted firmly in his cheek for that statement, things seemed to get a little more real when Sam Raimi — director of all three original Evil Dead films and executive producer of the new Starz series — spoke up saying that he would “happily” sit back in the director’s chair, if Campbell was truly willing to play Ash once again for a motion picture production.
While a fourth outing for Ash has almost come to fruition a few times in the past — most notably to face off against both Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees in a sequel to 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason, it’s never actually come to pass. 2013 saw the release of a remake/reboot of the Evil Dead film series, directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy as an Ash-analogue named Mia Allen. Campbell has also joked about a possible crossover featuring both Mia and Ash.
“Ash vs. Evil Dead” is scheduled to air its first episode on Starz this coming Halloween, and will be Campbell’s first turn as Ash since the release of 1993’s Army of Darkness. For more on the series and the future of the Evil Dead franchise as it develops further, keep a tab open to GeekNation!
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