This is quite possibly the most exciting news I’ve heard in a while. If you’re a fan of the Evil Dead movies, you’ve probably heard that Warner Bros is making a new entry in the franchise called Evil Dead Rise. The film was originally set to debut on HBO Max some time this year, but we’ve just learned that the studio has changed their minds about that. They’re now going to release the movie in theaters, and it’ll be coming on April 21 next year.
Now, I’m a huge theatergoer, so I couldn’t be happier with this news. I want to see every film on the big screen, so I’m super excited that I’ll get to do that with the next installment of one of my all-time favorite horror franchises.
However, not everybody is going to be happy with this news, as theaters aren’t always quite as accessible as streaming services, but I’d argue that it’s still a positive development, all things considered, even if you’re not a big theatergoer. See, this means that Warner Bros almost certainly has faith that Evil Dead Rise is going to be a hit.
There’s a reason why distributors generally still put their biggest and best films in theaters. That’s where the big money is, so if they think a movie is going to be good, they’ll usually put it on the big screen to make as much money as possible. Now, we fans obviously don’t have any financial interest in Evil Dead Rise, but if Warner Bros has faith in it, we have more reason than ever to expect it to be a winner.
And if it is, that’s great news for all of us, whether we see it right away when it comes out or we wait a bit to catch it at home. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather wait for a good movie than watch a bad one right away, so like I said, even though this news may have some downside, I think it’s still a positive development overall, regardless of whether you like going to movie theaters or not.