Just recently we got some new details on Fede Alvarez’s sequel to Evil Dead and how he would like to approach the second installment. One detail he didn’t touched upon at the time that everyone is dying to know is whether or not we’ll be seeing Mia and Ash team-up. With Comic-Con wrapping up, Alvarez spilled more details on the sequel and he teases the idea of Raimi’s Ash meeting up with his Mia. Read on for the goods!
“When we initially got together to start production on the movie I was all about getting in cameos for Ted Raimi and Bruce Campbell and anyone else we could get in there. Sam immediately stepped in though and encouraged me to leave those characters alone and make my own movie and I think we benefited from that advice immensely. Still, we did get the Ash character in at the very end like a hidden track on a CD and my intention with that was to let the audience know Ash is still out there and he knows what’s going on. We originally had a moment written where Ash would find Jane Levy’s character wandering the road, but it was never filmed because Bruce was unavailable. The moment you seen at the end of the flick was very spur of the moment. We shot in in an office using only borrowed lamps for lighting.”
Alvarez continues to say how the second film might play out, “For the next movie I want to continue the story laid out by my first film. I just don’t want to get five new kids and throw them into the cabin. Who knows? Maybe Jane [Levy] (who played the character “Mia”) and Ash (played by Bruce Campbell) will meet up? Maybe Jane will be attacked in the woods and die at the beginning of the second one. We’re still in the very early stages of talking about it. I want to continue to add to the mythology and make my own movie and revere the films that have come before it.”
There’s certainly a lot to digest here. I like the idea of Ash and Mia dismembering deadites side-by-side just as much as the next person but is it something we really need so soon? Alvarez did a fantastic job of setting a serious tone and he created one hell of a kick ass character in Mia. Introducing Ash so soon would really take away from everything that Alvarez set up in the first film. Bringing Ash in now, as cool as it would be, would change the entire tone of Avlarez’s Evil Dead universe. It’s a wicked idea for sure but I think the payoff would be so much more insane if they came together in a later film. Just let Mia do her thing for now. We can wait.
9 thoughts on “Fede Alvarez teases possible Ash and Mia team-up in Evil Dead sequel”
I notice the setup for the plot to the next movie is like one of those old bad jokes, ‘a priest, a rabbi and… meet in a bar’, but instead its ‘Ash, Mia, a Deddite, Sam and Ted Raimi meet in a cabin and…’
Haha yea! I’d much rather see Ash return in Evil Dead 4 with Sam Raimi then have that lead into Alvarez’s third film where they could meet up.
Isn’t Bruce Campbell old enough to be her father? “Why, when I was your age we didn’t have deadites popping out of everywhere. I had to travel 5 miles in the snow to a cabin on the woods with a chainsaw for a hand to get the opportunity to kill these bastards. It’s how I met your mother.”
Yeah, Bruce Campbell is pretty old. They better make those movies quick before Bruce is no more. Eitherway he will be turned into ashes… 😐
I liked the fact that this new version was all serious. I couldnt see that mash up without it adding humour. That for me would be a bad move.
Yea exactly, the humor might be out of place. I could see it working only if it takes the same route as Raimi’s EDII where Mia goes bat-shit crazy in the cabin alone like Ash did. Then maybe have a third film with them teaming up. Who knows!
The possibility of Ash and Mia meeting is very exciting.
However, they’re gonna have to spend a lot of time in the writers room to get it right. Both characters are very different, and both films were different (one had humour, the other was serious), so it’s gonna be interesting to see how they incorporate that for when they meet.
Agree completely. That’s why I think they need to have the Evil Dead sequel be a solo film for Mia and set things up to meet Ash later on. I wont complain either way, just hope they figure it out!