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Sam Raimi says Universal is developing a Legacy sequel

Sam Raimi says Universal is developing a Legacy sequel

As Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Fans of filmmaker Sam Raimi began celebrating his return to filmmaking. It’s been nine years since he directed a fan-favorite film and the love for his work was felt across the internet, especially with early hits like Evil Dead II, army of darknessand his original superhero movie, Black Man, Although a minor hit at the time of its release, Raimi never returned for a follow-up (which went direct-to-video at the time) and other projects followed. Now the director reveals in a new interview that Universal Studios is developing a legacy-sequel Black Man And that’s all ears.

“Yeah. Universal Is Talking About a Darkman Sequel,” Raimi Reveals wrap, “There’s a producer attached, I haven’t heard the story yet or gone into it, I’m very busy with this film. But I think it’s good.” Raimi further confirmed that while he was “probably thinking” about a sequel at the time of the first film, he has no idea in a drawer that he is eager to explore a sequel. The main factor in the follow-up would naturally be star Liam Neeson, although Raimi himself said: “I don’t know if he’ll do it, but he’ll be incredible.”

Funny enough, ComicBook.com spoke to Neeson earlier this year and asked him if he would be interested in returning when given the opportunity, and he seemed equally curious, telling us: “That’s a good question. . I would be very interested to read the script. A lot.”

For those who are completely unaware of what Darkman even is, the film came together in the early 1990s when Sam Raimi was being groomed by the studio for the actual major work. Although he missed out on directing Batman and The Shadow, the director created his own superhero character, Darkman. Liam Neeson stars as the title protagonist, a prolific surgeon whose synthetic skin invention comes in handy after a mob encounter, leaving him mortally wounded and equally deranged. It’s wild, wacky, deeply romantic, and in essence puts its world and rules together with efficiency and skill.

Made on a budget of $14 million, the film would gross just over $48 million at the global box office, but it still raged outside film. Comics, novels, action figures and even a video game were created to connect to the film, which eventually spawned two direct-to-video sequels, with actor Arnold Woslu (The Mummy) playing the title role. performed).

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Drashti Jain