Evil Dead Rise: Jane Levy Won't Return for Sequel

In light of the news of another Evil Dead film in the works with writer-director Lee Cronin fronting, expect another fresh new take on the franchise since neither Ash (Bruce Campbell) nor Mia (Jane Levy) are involved. Talking with Collider, Levy spoke about her future with the franchise, working with director Fede Alvarez, and her work on the NBC series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. The actor first worked with Alvarez on the 2013 Evil Dead remake, where she spent most of the film possessed by a deadite. Like her predecessor Ash, Mia ended up soaked in blood and one less hand after it was pinned against a truck with her adrenaline taking over to free herself. Levy reunited with Alvarez for 2016's Don't Breathe opposite Stephen Lang.

Evil Dead 2013 is scary stuff.
Jane Levy as Mia in Evil Dead (2013). Image courtesy of Sony Pictures

Will Levy Ever Return to Evil Dead?

When it comes to any hope for a return in Evil Dead Rise if Cronin offers, Levy replied, "No." If she returns to horror, the actor admitted she rather not expend her energy screaming throughout the film. "Screaming for my life is something that I've done enough of," she said. "Not saying I'll get rid of horror all together because I just watched Doctor Sleep the other night; I Ioved it. I was like, horror films are so rich, and they're so fun to watch. I love them so much. So I'm not poo-pooing on all horror films; I'm just saying I'm not sure I want to spend a whole three months of my life running and screening for survival." It's not a surprise she loved the film; after all, Levy was in season one of the Stephen King-inspired series Castle Rock on Hulu. It's possible if Mia were to be involved in the latest film, Cronin could recast the role given Levy's current success. As unpopular decision it could be, Cronin could also cast a new Ash with Campbell's retirement from the role. He is still involved in a producing role. You can catch the rest of Levy's Collider interview on June 25.

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Tom ChangAbout Tom Chang

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