While it seems that the long-gestating Bubba Ho-Tep sequel isn’t happening any time soon, it’s now been confirmed that Bruce Campbell’s Elvis is getting a new comic book outing alongside Campbell’s most famous role.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Dynamite Entertainment has teamed Elvis up with Ash Williams in a new title called simply Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep. Scott Duvall and Vincenzo Federici are the creative team behind the title, with the early word on the tale telling us that it will involve a time-travelling jumpsuit for The King, and an all-new Book of the Dead called the Necronomicon Ho-Tep.
Don Coscarelli’s Bubba Ho-Tep is a huge favourite of many a genre fan, with Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis starring as nursing home-bound takes on Elvis and JFK, respectively. Not only that, but they have to battle a redneck, cowboy zombie intent on eating the souls of the elderly. A sequel to the picture was long-rumoured to be happening, with Ron Perlman reportedly taking over as Elvis for Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires. Despite sparse rumblings over the years, there’s still nothing concrete on any follow-up movie happening just yet.
2002’s Bubba Ho-Tep movie was actually based on Joe R. Lansdale’s story from The King is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-Mortem, and Lansdale released Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers last year.
Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep’s first issue is pegged for a February 2019 release.