Here is what the fan-favorite actor had to say:
IAR: To begin with, can you talk about the current status of Army of Darkness 2?
Bruce Campbell: There is no status. It’s all in Sam’s mouth right now. He claims he’s going to write Army of Darkness 2 this summer with his brother Ivan. Sam says a lot of things. Sam is the P.T. Barnum of the modern day.
You seem skeptical. Do you think the film might not really happen?
Campbell: Look I’m fine with it. The funny thing is Evil Dead could cause it to happen. If there is enough momentum from this, it does well and fans are that interested, then okay lets give it to them. Sam may want to do a different, smaller movie first.
Would this be a continuation of the director’s cut ending or the theatrical ending of Army of Darkness?
Campbell: Who the fuck knows? Nobody knows.
Are you looking forward to reprising your classic role as Ash?
Campbell: Nobody knows. These are all questions that aren’t worth answering because there are no answers. You could ask a thousand questions but I have zero answers for you. Just know that it has renewed a conversation about it and that’s all that is really true.
You must be you pleased with all the renewed interest in the franchise, correct?
Campbell: It’s fine. Look I have nothing but good things to say about The Evil Dead movies. They got me into the business and got me going. So sure, another one, maybe, who knows? We’ll see. But we’ve all had other shit to do too. The last one was not done since ’91. That’s twenty-two years ago. That’s as long as my marriage and that’s a long marriage, twenty-two years. So it’s not like its fresh in our minds. Those are fading memories. It’s fresh to people who are watching them but the experience of making them is all random little snippets and images now.
Finally, is Bruce vs. Frankenstein going to end up happening?
Campbell: Once we get a script that doesn’t blow, yea.
So you’re not happy with the current script?
Campbell: No, and that happens all the time. You got to fix it. There is no point in getting money to make a movie unless you fix the script.
Was that the problem with Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires? As that the reason you left the project?
Campbell: I wasn’t happy with that version. Don (Coscarelli) can go make it, just not with me. But you know if we get that worked out then that might happen too.
So you would be open to reprising your role as Elvis Presley?
Campbell: Yea, the stars would all have to align but that could happen too.
Evil Dead opens in theaters on April 5th.
Look for more from my conversation with Bruce Campbell about Evil Dead closer to the film's April 5th release date.