Is “Evil Dead” 2013 Actually A Sequel? Huge Crossover Planned!

March 31, 2013

Director Fede Alvarez dropped a bomb on WonderCon audiences during an EVIL DEAD panel this Sunday in the Anaheim convention center in California. There’s been some speculation that the new EVIL DEAD is actually more of a sequel than a remake.  Perhaps that is why there isn’t a new ASH character in the remake. Alvarez recently confirmed the sequel aspect to the WonderCon crowd, while also adding something major.

He told audiences that an Evil Dead 2 (followed by a planned Evil Dead 3), and the recently announced Army of Darkness 2, will eventually crossover for the ultimate cult horror movie Evil Dead 7, reports Movieweb. So, after two sequels to the current remake – the remake universe will collide with the old “Ash” universe.

At this time, Sam Raimi and his brother Ivan Raimi are working on the screenplay for Army of Darkness 2, which will continue the story of Ash as seen in the original The Evil Dead from 1981. While Fede Alvarez might have been joking, suggests the site, who was on hand for the panel, he seemed serious when he said he plans to join both his new franchise together with Sam Raimi’s old franchise.

This is a big plan to pull off and they may be getting way ahead of themselves, but I’d love to see Bruce pick up the chainsaw a couple more times.  While I wasn’t originally thrilled with the idea of this new EVIL DEAD, if it leads to Bruce getting back in the mix of things, then it’ll be well worth it.

Hopefully this isn’t just a early April Fools joke.

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