There has been a lot of confusion over the past 24 hours about the fate of the sequel to this year’s reboot of “Evil Dead”. On top of this, there are questions as to what it means for that other related project – “Army of Darkness 2” which Sam Raimi is rumored to be directing.
Yesterday, a report emerged quoting the reboot’s co-writer Rodo Sayagues saying that both he and the reboot’s director Fede Alvarez won’t be back for the sequel. Alvarez has now responded, telling Bloody Disgusting that the quote was mistranslated:
“Rodo meant we’re not actually making Evil Dead 2 right now because the priority is Sam [Raimi’s] Army of Darkness 2. But the plan of making a sequel to our Evil Dead is very much alive.”
This would seem to indicate that “Army of Darkness 2” is definitely in development and will appear before a sequel to the reboot proceeds.