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Bruce Campbell to Play Himself

Published July 14, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of New Line
Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead Bruce Campbell in The Evil Dead
Bruce Campbell, probably the best known cult-film star, has been making his way back into the film circuit by doing small roles in big films. Currently you can see Bruce Campbell in films such as Spider-Man 2 [the usher], Sky High [the gym coach], The Ladykillers [humane society], Intolerable Cruelty [extra as a soap actor], Congo [the guy who dies at the beginning], and in Spider-Man [wrestling announcer]. Yes, I know these tiny roles don't mean much, but the Campbell fans out there know exactly where to spot Bruce in every film he takes part in.

Besides these tiny cameos, most know Bruce Campbell for his roles in The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, and as an aged Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep. What can we say, this guy has got charisma, which has helped him to become the poster child for a term I call 'kinda-star.' While big film buffs know him and consider him to be the god of cinema, the general moviegoer population has either never heard of him or only think of him indifferently. Well, depending on the latest news, this may about to change.


Bruce Campbell is a Dark Horse


Bruce Campbell is teaming up with Dark Horse Comics to create a film where Bruce Campbell will not only star, but also play himself. In a recent Q&A session with Kotaku, Bruce Campbell had this to say about the upcoming film project:

And then in the Fall I'm going to start a new film for Dark Horse comics, a cool company set in Portland, they're making movies now. It's an untitled Bruce Campbell movie where I play myself. It's about a small town that is having problems with a monster and nothing's working so somebody suggests let's get the Evil Dead guy. Unfortunately, in reality I don't own a gun, I've never used a chainsaw and more die then before I got there.


Am I starting to catch a Three Amigos formula at work here? Well, it sounds similar, but Bruce Campbell will definitely add the element that makes him who he is... Bruce Campbell. Any chance of another Evil Dead film? Well, considering that Sam Raimi is the director behind The Evil Dead series, which includes Army of Darkness, and the fact that Sam Raimi is making hand over fist cash with the Spider-Man movies, only count on seeing the two individuals come together for Spider-Man 3. I am still wondering when Raimi will let Bruce Campbell to play a villain in the Spider-Man films.

For the whole Q&A session with Bruce Campbell, go to Kotaku.

Stay tuned for updates.


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