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Sam Raimi has a lot of juice going on right now (that's a highly technical industry term meaning he can do just about any damn thing he wants) thanks to the success of "Oz the Great and Powerful" and the critical acclaim being lauded on the SXSW premiere of the new "Evil Dead" remake he produced.
So when word came out a couple weeks ago that he was thinking about doing "Evil Dead 4" everyone just nodded and played along even though having to different ongoing versions of the same franchise would be about the most confusing thing that ever happened.
But listen up, you primitive screwheads: According to Coming Soon, the script Raimi is working on isn't really "Evil Dead 4" — it's actually "Army of Darkness 2." Did we just blow your mind?!
Of course, this might seem like splitting hairs considering the 1992 cult classic "Army of Darkness" was a direct sequel to "Evil Dead 2" and has long been referred to by fans as "Evil Dead 3." But it was a significant break from the first two, as instead of being a horror movie set in a creepy cabin, the film was more of a madcap comedy featuring Bruce Campbell's Ash traveling through time to battle demons in the middle ages.
Thanks to that fact, Raimi and producer Rob Tapert feel that there won't be any confusion between "Army of Darkness 2" and a possible sequel to the new version of "Evil Dead." "Everybody calls it 'Evil Dead 4' but 'Army of Darkness' wasn't called 'Evil Dead' anywhere except by the fans," Tapert pointed out in an interview.
Still, one person who isn't counting his chickens yet is Campbell himself, who said that while he may be up for the challenge, he's not holding his breath just yet.
"Sam threatens this every six months," Campbell said. "I've heard this a thousand times, because in the back of his mind, he never wants to let go, because he loved making these movies. We all loved making them together. They were a nightmare to make, very difficult, but they lasted the test of time, so he's not going to let that go, and I'm never going to say 'no.' It'll be me and a walker fighting some other old guy. But that's what he does and who knows? It may happen."