Hail to the king baby! Resident big-chinned, B-movie badass Bruce Campbell has confirmed the rumored Evil Dead reboot via a Q&A thread on Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” section.
After confirming his identity with a picture, the Evil Dead and Burn Notice star answered questions from adoring fans with answers both satirical and serious. When posed a question about the rumored Evil Dead reboot, Campbell confirmed.
“NEWSFLASH: We are remaking Evil Dead,” Campbell said. “The script is awesome. I will be one of the producers and possibly play the milk man.”
The “milk man” comment does throw the validity of the statement into somewhat of a suspicious light, but a later comment in reference to the possibility of Evil Dead IV further suggests that the reboot is on. “In all honesty, we would all love to make another Evil Dead movie,” Campbell said. “When that will happen? Who can say – we’re all working on other jobs right now. We’re not trying to dodge anybody’s questions, there just isn’t that much to talk about. The remake’s gonna kick ass – you have my word.”
So what does all this mean? An Evil Dead reboot is definitely (probably) happening, but when is still up in the air. Evil Dead IV, on the other hand, remains a wishful dream, but one everyone wants and one we have a feeling Campbell and Raimi are willing to fight for.