The 3 From Hell Have Arrived! Zombie Releases First Photos From The Devil’s Rejects 2
Rob Zombie offers our first look at our infamous three in the upcoming sequel.
By Ray Morse
It has been two long months since we received an official word that the long-rumored sequel to The Devil’s Rejects had entered its first day of principle photography. Since then, things have remained relatively quiet with nary a peep from the set outside of casting announcements. While the excitement surrounding this sequel was through the roof for fans, Rob Zombie managed to maintain full secrecy all throughout the film’s shoot. It seemed as though production began with a bang but ended with a whimper and the silence that followed was almost deafening.
Today, however, that calm came to a crashing halt when Rob Zombie took to his Instagram account and shared with us our very first look at the three characters fans have hotly-anticipated seeing once again. Up first is happy boy himself, Bill Moseley as Otis Driftwood:
A Three From Hell exclusive! First shot of an angry Otis addressing the media after a long day in court. Justice! Free The Three!
A Three From Hell exclusive! A somber Baby is escorted from court and back to prison. Justice! Free The Three!
Another Three From Hell exclusive! Spaulding is escorted to his cell. Justice! Free The Three!
While we still aren’t certain on the direction Zombie took with this film, the photos seems to suggest that the ending of The Devil’s Rejects might not have concluded the way many of us thought, or that Zombie simply retconned it to allow these fan-favorite characters to return from the dead.
Originally missing from the line-up was the return of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding. However, Zombie did not disappoint and later gave us another photo with a look at our favorite psychopathic clown. All that's missing is a bucket of his tasty fried chicken!
Now, you might be asking yourself “When the hell will the rejects ride again?” This question was presented to Mr. Zombie during a recent appearance on “Trunk Nation,” Eddie Trunk’s SiriusXM show. Here’s what he had to say to Blabbermouth:
We're done shooting it. I finished about two weeks ago. And, basically, the process just stops and waits for me. 'Cause the film will just basically sit and wait till I get back from tour, which is the end of August, maybe… I don't remember when ['The Second Coming'] tour [with Marilyn Manson] ends… beginning of September. And then we'll start editing. And that'll take me through the rest of the year.
This film probably had two solid years of pre-production to get it going, 'cause getting these movies going sometimes feels close to impossible. And then the shoot is so fast. And then the editing will be five or six months, maybe. But I like it. I have a studio at my house, and we just bring the editors there and set up and we just sequester ourselves away. It's actually the same studio we make the records in; we just switch out the gear.
This news might be disappointing to those of us who had hoped he might have been a little further along in post-production but the way I see it, we’ve waited this long… What’s another year?
Let us know what you think of these new photos and share your theories below on how the Firefly clan will make their triumphant return in the sequel.
3 From Hell is tentatively due in early-mid 2019 and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Sid Haig. The cast also includes Danny Trejo, Clint Howard, Daniel Roebuck, David Ury, Pancho Moler, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, Austin Stoker, Dee Wallace, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Richard Brake, Bill Oberst Jr., Richard Riehle, Dot-Marie Jones, and Tom Papa.
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