The Internet was in a Deadite firestorm when said this while promoting Oz The Great and Powerful:
I would love to make Evil Dead 4. My brother and I plan to work on the script this summer.
Is Raimi finally catering to the calls of the thousands of adoring fans who want more with a boomstick? Turns out, no. He was just feeling fanboy pressure and caved to the quotes we all wanted to hear. He backtracked, saying:
"Those guys made me say that. I am thinking about it but a crowd goes 'Come on Sam, do it!”' so I said 'Okay, I guess I was talking to my brother about it' But I feel like I was pushed into saying that, a little bit. In the hallway today I joked with Ivan 'Get working on that script!' but I really don’t know. I’m afraid that every time I talk about it people get really mad at me when I don’t follow through with it. I would like to work on the script over the summer, that much is true. But the reason to come back and do it again is only that they’re making me, those fans. I was saying to Ivan 'Why do they stay on this thing? Why do they keep at it?' and he said 'They want to make a movie. You’re a filmmaker and your fans are asking you to make the movie. What are you, an idiot? Make the movie!' I guess there’s something I don’t see. It makes sense when Ivan says it… but I didn’t have a tremendous amount of passion until right now to bring to it. I love working with Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert, I have so much fun making those movies, so… but the fans are really forcing me into it."
It looks like the closest thing we're going to get to writing and directing Army of Darkness 2 is his own underrated 2009 gem, Drag Me To Hell. At least we have the Evil Dead remake that looks like it'll bring the carnage? Let's watch that trailer again: