Anyone working on a movie destined for HBO Max must be very nervous right now. Earlier this week, we received the explosive news that Warner Bros was shelving Bat girl Y Scoob!: Vacation Spot, which were archived when they were practically complete. The corporation’s new direction is away from mid-range content intended for broadcast release and in favor of event films. So what about Rise of the Wicked Dead?
This movie seems to fit squarely in the same category that Warner Bros is moving away from, and if a production as big as Bat girlWhy not Rise of the Wicked Dead? This is expected to land sometime in the fall, and we don’t have a confirmed release date or trailer, which doesn’t bode well.
Fortunately, at least for now, the long-awaited sequel seems certain. Director Lee Cronin took to Twitter to simply tell fans to “keep the faith”:
But while this is broadly positive news, it is by no means a cast-iron guarantee that Rise of the Wicked Dead still going ahead. Reading between the lines, it sounds like there are some sorts of negotiations going on behind the scenes, though rumors that the film will be released in theaters may be its saving grace after all.
Yes Rise of the Wicked Dead ended up on the big screen around Halloween, that would be the best case scenario. Anyone who has seen a Evil Dead movie in theaters you’ll know that audience reaction is half the fun, usually, as there’s a 50/50 mix of laughter and screaming at the end.
Hopefully we’ll get some kind of announcement very soon, but in the meantime, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the recent drama at Warner Bros doesn’t affect Rise of the evil dead.