While ‘Ash vs Evil Dead‘ is going to keep us flush with new ‘Evil Dead’ stories for quite some time to come it seems that creator Sam Raimi has an absolutely insane idea for ‘Evil Dead 4’ if the film ever sees the light of day. Well, this is what the film would have been if ever Raimi had been able to get it off of the ground. So does that mean we’ll never see it?
Never say never folks! There is always a chance that anything could go if the new series is popular enough. Still, the idea would require viewers needing to know both the theatrical and original cut of how ‘Army of Darkness’ had come to a close.
We’ve included both embeds below but it basically has the original ending with Ash taking a potion that allowed him to sleep until modern times but actually had him wake up in a post apocalyptic future. That was scrubbed on the request of the studio and instead gave us an ending which had Ash taking out more Deadites at his local S-Mart.
So why would both of these endings have mattered? Well it seems that Raimi had this idea:
“And at that point, their bold plan was to actually make a movie starring two Ashes, one from each of Army of Darkness’ endings. In other words, this Evil Dead 4 would have continued Ash’s journey along both possible timelines in two parallel stories: Present Ash in one, future Ash in the other.”
This would be a true win for huge fans of the series though could be quite confusing for those who hadn’t seen both cuts unless they included some kind of an introduction. If you feel like you’re missing out from what you haven’t seen you don’t have to worry, we’ve got you covered! You can check out both endings below.
First up is the original ending!
Now, for the ending that more of you are probably familiar with:
I’m curious, which ending do you prefer? Would you be interested in checking out an ‘Evil Dead 4’ that followed the lives of both of these Ashes or do you prefer the current planned ongoing series? Share your thoughts below!
‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ will premiere on Halloween night, October 31st, on Starz.
Source: Slash Film