Alright sir, the answer is yes."
Those were the exact words to come out of Bruce Cambell's mouth last month at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con when a fan asked The Chin if a sequel to ARMY OF DARKNESS was coming. But if you were hoping that ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 was a definite go, then you only have the internet to blame for your crushing disappointment.
At least, that's what Campbell is saying now!
Now backpedaling, Bruce Campbell says he wasn't actually confirming another Ash adventure with his comments, and when the actor was asked about a sequel to ARMY OF DARKNESS by STYD, he blamed the internet for the "misinformation", stating...
"It's not news. Let me dispel that right now. It's all internet B.S. There's no reality whatsoever. These random comments slip out of either my mouth, or Sam Raimi's mouth, next thing you know we're making a sequel. So, unless it's announced from like Renaissance Pictures, it's not real. Or unless you have a start date, or release date. We do appreciate people's enthusiasm for another ARMY OF DARKNESS, but they should just wait until it's real. And I feel bad for people, because the internet is so prey to misinformation, it's unbelievable how much misinformation there is. So, I just encourage everybody get the real information, not just if you heard something."
We were quoting YOU, Bruce! The misinformation came from YOU! And the rumor of ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 happening was later seemingly verified by EVIL DEAD remake director Fede Alvarez when he tweeted that Sam Raimi would be directing the long-awaited sequel. So what gives?
Speaking of Alvarez, Bruce Campbell did confirm that the director will not be back for a sequel to last year's EVIL DEAD remake, despite the recent news (once again from Alvarez) that seemed to dispel the rumor that he was off of the film. Campbell was also asked if he would ever want to be a character in a Marvel zombies movie since Ash is in several of the comics.
"I will never play the character Ash for any other director other than Sam Raimi. So if he directs it, let's go. If he doesn't, see you later."
So there you have it. Who knows what the hell is going on with ARMY OF DARKNESS 2 (or EVIL DEAD 2 for that matter)? Frankly fans of the films are sick of being strung along. Either make it official or don't...but don't blame the internet for 'misinformation' that YOU put out there!