Megastar Bruce Campbell Talks Evil Dead 4!

August 14, 2008
Source: MTV

Bruce Campbell

One of the most exciting bits of news to come out of Comic-Con was Sam Raimi confirming that Evil Dead 4 was already in the works. Hearing that news was almost as good as winning the lottery, but alas, we've got to wait for this. Raimi did at least confirm that star Bruce Campbell would probably return because "he's super willing to do anything to make it right" and Raimi "would love to work with Bruce again." It was only a matter of time before someone finally caught up with the man himself, megastar Bruce Campbell. Ah yes, listening to Bruce talk about Evil Dead is like listening to Beethoven play the piano. I don't even care that what he says really doesn't mean anything, because it's still music to my ears. Care to listen?

When Raimi mentioned it at Comic-Con, he didn't mention much. However, Campbell tells MTV that they have been discussing a fourth film. Obviously we don't know where the story will take them, considering at the end of Army of Darkness in 1992 he was back at S-Mart kicking she-bitch ass in modern day. But Campbell did say Raimi would factor in the age into the film. "Sam gets to hide behind the camera. I can't. But I think he's planning on factoring that in. As like a major factor. It'd be a major liability, you know Ash runs out of breath or his back goes out and [stuff] like that," Campbell explains. "So there's a little bit of truth to all of that!" As for any prep time, Campbell adds: "When he's ready, I'm ready."

They go on to ask him the quintessential question - if Indiana Jones went the "old man" route and included Shia LaBeouf as the new, young sidekick, would Evil Dead 4 do the same? "I think the audience would be insulted if you did, because then you feel this obvious pressure to appeal. The beauty of the Evil Dead movies is that you're only appealing to one demographic and that's people who like horror movies. And you just have to please them. You don't have to appeal to the studio. You're already pleasing them by giving them part 4." Not only does Bruce Campbell kick ass, but he's smart, too! I just hope Raimi is smart enough himself to make sure that aspect of the Evil Dead movies is still intact when he makes the fourth.

As excited as all of this should make you, unfortunately Campbell confirms that it's all just "smoke and mirrors at this point" and that "nobody knows anything." Thank you MTV for brightening my day with a little bit of Bruce Campbell love. Now we just cross our fingers and sit back and hope that it all happens. We can dream, I suppose, and dream about Evil Dead 4 with Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi and more she-bitches, I shall. We leave you with this final bit of wisdom straight from Campbell's mouth - oh how sweet it would be. "I mean if we were really smart [though], we'd go back to a handheld movie and shoot it in 16mm and find someplace in the middle of nowhere. And have a crew of 10 people. If we were smart."

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Hell yes! Bruce Campbell and the movies have huge cult status. Now that Bruce is on Burn Notice the time is right for a 'washed up Ash' to be called to fight again, and given Raimi's directing creds I think they can make this movie with a decent budget and still stay true to the roots..I would love to see this movie.

Kyle A. Koyote on Aug 14, 2008



REAL6 on Aug 14, 2008


GOOOOOOOoooooo Bruce!!

marc on Aug 14, 2008


Sam Raimi is a has been. A washed up hack who needs to step away from previous projects to bolster what little career he may be capable of resurrecting. Whatever good he did in Spiderman, he thoroughly ran into the ground. This would be the same for Evil Dead. Enough with rehashing good things and giving them the reverse Midas touch. Who cares? You really want to see Sam Raimi ruin Evil Dead? Fools all of you, it's like you crave to spend money to support all the weaker elements of cinema. "Nobody knows anything" indeed, especially Raimi. Sure, GOOOOOOOoooooo Bruce, but GOOOOOOOoooooo away Raimi

Voice Of Reason on Aug 14, 2008


I'm kind of with Voice of Reason... Campell is the man and Raimi can be great imo. Unless they were to come up with something very good as far as script goes I say let sleeping dogs lie. They wrapped it all up nice and neat in AoD. If they are going to do it right then great, if not then let it be.

shane on Aug 14, 2008


I think they should make it and go the scary as hell route.

Shane on Aug 14, 2008


The idea of the aged ass-kicker is coming into it's fruition. The Evil Dead movies were fun, but they had their faults. And about the Spiderman movies. They were fun, but were they really quality pictures. If they make it, I'll probably see it, but with crossed fingers. Don't geek out yet. This could suck the big one.

JL on Aug 14, 2008


I heard that JL sucks the big one. Slurrrrrrrrrp!

JP on Aug 14, 2008



Ryan on Aug 14, 2008


Oh please yes. This is what Sam Raimi should be doing instead of Spider man.

John on Aug 15, 2008


I say Ash is a veteran. Like he's been fighting she-bitches since 92(and still works at s-mart) ha, maybe. It's about time Old School American Horror made a come back and Evil Dead is just the movie to do that.

Dustyman1505 on Aug 15, 2008


I say, No. But it seems inevitable in this current climate of movie-making. (Don't get me wrong, Bruce Campbell is great, and it's cool to see him in Burn Notice regularly.)

avoidz on Aug 16, 2008


"Megastar Bruce Campbell"? LMAO!!! Vic on Aug 16, 2008


Shero: WOW! There's an alternate ending?! That's crazy! I GUARANTEE every true fan of Evil Dead knows about the other ending so shut the eff up you tireless ranting douchbag. Consider this from Alex as well, I'm sure he would agree, taint.

Tim on Aug 17, 2008


I want to see you make yourself disappear Shero.

MBD on Aug 29, 2008


MBD - hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man you made me cry laughing . it looks like he made the magic trick and disappear , long time non words from him !

horrormoviefan on Sep 6, 2008


This is AWESOME!!! I hope this really happens.......You have my vote.

Tonyd7826 on Jan 11, 2009


Hail to Bruce Campbell, Baby!!!!!

AOD4 on Jan 11, 2009

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