The Evil Dead franchise is currently in a weird spot, with Ash vs. Evil Dead having been canceled, Bruce Campbell retiring from his role as Ash, and then Campbell seemingly teasing some kind of return. In the midst of all this is the specter of a sequel to director Fede Alvarez’s 2013 reboot, which has thus far failed to get off the ground after some pretty strong indications that it would be made several years ago. But now it looks like it may finally happen after all… if a near miracle occurs.
As you’re no doubt aware, the World Cup is going on right now. As you’re also possibly aware, Alvarez is a native of Uruguay, one of the team’s competing in this year’s tournament. So one intrepid fan who was keenly aware of both of these facts posed a question to the director on Twitter: Would he make an Evil Dead sequel if Uruguay won the World Cup? Alvarez replied, simply, “DEAL.”
— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) June 15, 2018
Now, before you get too excited, it’s worth mentioning that Uruguay isn’t exactly a favorite to go all the way. They’re not a terrible team by any means, but it would definitely be a surprise if they came out on top — oddschecker.com currently has them as the ninth most likely team to win it all. But even if they do somehow win, it’s not like the decision to make the film is entirely up to Alvarez. He doesn’t own any rights to the franchise, so even if he does want to move forward with a sequel, it ultimately will be up to the Evil Dead rights-holders, which is presumably Sam Raimi’s Renaissance Pictures, on whether or not to proceed.
But just to make things interesting, we’re gonna go ahead and root for Uruguay anyway.