Jane Levy: Evil Dead universe is not in her immediate future


Jane Levy put some rumors to rest about the possibility of her reprising Mia in future incarnations of the Evil Dead franchise in a recent interview with Uproxx.

Jane Levy is currently making the promotional rounds for her latest project, the anthology series What/If on Netflix. Recently, she was interviewed by Uproxx and as expected, a question concerning the future of the Evil Dead franchise came up.

Understandably so because within the last week, there has been quite a bit of chatter all over social media and many articles written on the subject. At the heart of it is actor, Bruce Campbell.

In one of the first interviews for his new Travel Channel show, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, with TV Insider Campbell spoke about future incarnations of the movie that started his career.

"“We’ll see more Evil Dead, that’s for sure. There is an Evil Dead video game out. A fully immersive video game probably within a year. I’m not sure about the day. There will be variations of that. There won’t be the original Ash anymore. That guy is done.”"

That statement started a media frenzy among fans and journalists alike. Segue to Jane Levy who was asked about the possibility of a sequel to the 2013 Fede Álvarez remake of the Sam Raimi classic.

Now, this isn’t the first time this subject has been brought up either. Last year, Fede stated in an interview with Indiewire that he didn’t have a script for Evil Dead 2 but there was one for Don’t Breathe 2. That doesn’t bode well for anything from the franchise coming from him because he went on to say that he would pursue Don’t Breathe 2 after he was done with The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

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Still, fans are hoping that some form of Evil Dead will make its way onto the silver screen again. There was some speculation that perhaps Mia would join the Ghostbeaters team of Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Arielle Carver-O’Neill in a cross-over production. Unfortunately, Jane Levy has other ideas.

She acknowledged that she heard what Bruce had said but she was very emphatic that she has no involvement at this time with anything to do with Evil Dead. In her words:

"“I don’t have anything to tell you, although I’m tempted to make something up because that’s what everyone else does who’s involved with the franchise. They love to just rile up the fans every couple of months by saying some nonsense.”"

What makes Levy especially happy is that she wasn’t rejected by the fans of Sam Raimi’s trilogy. She also professed that she thinks Bruce is so cool but that she doesn’t have any “immediate plans to be in the Evil Dead universe.”

So, if Jane isn’t involved at present, Fede Álvarez may not be in the mix either because in an interview with Inquistr, Bruce Campbell said on the subject of the Evil Dead saga, that “Fede is a big Hollywood director now. I don’t know if he needs it.”

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For right now, it is safe to say that more Evil Dead is on the way for fans but it may not have the same familiar faces.

Who do you think will be featured in upcoming versions of Evil Dead? Could Jane Levy reprise Mia in the future? Let us know in the comments. We want to hear from you.