Here’s a bit of news that isn’t really news on the sequel to Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead.
So what in the actual hell is going on with Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead sequel? The last we heard about it was back in May when Alvarez basically said that he’s waiting for the right idea before moving forward with an Evil Dead 2. That—to me anyway—is actually pretty good news. When an idea finally rolls around we’ll more than likely see an Evil Dead 2. At least that’s what we thought.
Jane Levy, however, simply doesn’t think it’s going to happen as she said in a recent interview that we shouldn’t be expecting an Evil Dead 2 anytime soon. Okay, so we pretty much knew that already, right? It’s what she said after that that kind of stung.
I don’t think they’re gonna make it. I mean, they’re always coming up with a new thing—now I hear they’re making a TV show. I was like, what? [Laughs] I think they just like exciting their fans and confusing them. I honestly don’t know, but it doesn’t seem like there’s going to be an Evil Dead 2 anytime soon. At least, not with me in it.
That’s kind of a big deal considering where things left off in the film and how they kinda sorta set her up to fill in the shoes of Ash. I’m all for waiting on the right idea for a new Evil Dead film, even if that means I have to wait. But continuing the story without the character of Mia would in a word, blow. As I said at the beginning, this isn’t really news because Levy, like us, really has no idea what’s going on with the sequel. So let’s just hope that if/when this thing happens that we’ll get to see more of Mia dismembering deadites because she was pretty damn good at it.
In the meantime, we have Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead TV series to look forward to! And who knows, maybe we’ll see Mia pop up in that somewhere.