Despite a Scanner post on August 19 that a sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep was in the works, it looks like fans had better not hold their breath. According to Fangoria, Bruce Campbell has turned down the offer to reprise his role as Elvis in Bubba Nosferatu, citing irreconcilable differences with writer-director Don Coscarelli.
I know a lot of people are hoping for this sequel to happen. So it all depends on finding someone to fill the shoes of Campbell’s wondrous performance as the institutionalized but not yet dead king of R&R. I suppose whoever takes the role can put his own interpretive stamp on it, or even hers. (Hey, if Todd Haynes’ new Bob Dylan movie can cast Cate Blanchett as the Mumbley One, anything’s possible.)
So here’s the poll: Who would you nominate to play Elvis in Bubba Nosferatu? I’m hoping for some imaginative fill-in votes here, so don’t disappoint me – Hollywood needs your brains!