“Yeah, producer Dino De Laurentiis had his hands all over that. It’s the foreign poster. He knew that [Arnold] Schwarzenegger sold overseas, so he made me look like Arnold. It’s very silly,” Campbell said.
That is not to say Campbell was out of shape for the films, but he was certainly not built like Schwarzenegger.
While not a massive success, Army of Darkness (the third installment in the Evil Dead film series), was Campbell’s first appearance as a leading man for a major studio film. Darkness is as beloved as the previous two for fans of the horror franchise, created by Sam Raimi.
And Army of Darkness certainly helped create a path for the franchise to be resurrected in 2015 with the series Ash vs Evil Dead. There was also a reboot of the film, under the same 1981 title, in 2013, but Campbell was not involved.
Rumors continue to swirl that another film with Campbell involved is in the works.