News Bruce Campbell Turned Down Sam Raimi’s New ‘Evil Dead’ Sequel Published 5 months ago on May 22, 2018 By Nick Bond Share Tweet It was a shock to all of us when the legendary Bruce Campbell officially announced his retirement from playing Ash after Starz cancelled the “Ash vs. Evil Dead” TV show. While it felt like a punch in the heart for die hard fans, today’s news is even more heartbreaking. Evil Dead franchise creator Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert are on board to make another sequel, which would have involved the return of Campbell as the deadite slayer Ash Williams. Sadly, it doesn’t look like we’ll ever see that version of the film. At this weekend’s Motor City Comic Con, Tapert took part in a Q&A session. One important question popped up regarding the future of the Evil Dead universe, so read on to find out what they had planned before Campbell pulled out. “We knew going into the third season that there was a chance (of cancellation), the ratings had been trending down, it’s hard to change that. Starz had been a good partner on Spartacus and in picking up Ash and pretty much letting us do whatever we wanted. It was probably just not the right outlet for it, but they waited until the ratings came in on the third season and said, ‘No, it’s just not working for them’. It did incredibly well when they sold the rights to the first two seasons to Netflix, but they won’t let a competitor have something… which I kind of understand, it’s been unfortunate. We felt that through the third season the series kind of leaned in where it wanted to go and we had a really great idea to where it was going to go in the future, and it was something Sam had been talking about in rebooting a movie, what that scenario could be. Then Bruce wrote to Sam and I one day and said, ‘If they don’t (renew Ash vs. Evil Dead), I’m retiring from Ash.’ We went, ‘Wait! Bruce, what about a movie?’ ‘I’m done, I’m retiring.’ So… we’ll see. Sam and myself have been talking about what a new incarnation could be.” The real question is, will really Campbell remain retired from the role for good? Who knows? We just hope that he reconsiders doing one last Evil Dead sequel for the fans before putting away the chainsaw for good. We’ll keep you posted. Related Topics: Up Next Josh Ridgway’s Werewolf Biker Flick ‘Howlers’ Acquired by Archstone Distribution Don't Miss Another Photo from Rob Zombie’s ‘3 from Hell’ Reveals Captain Spaulding in Prison Continue Reading Advertisement You may like 1 Comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News3 hours ago Cavitycolors to Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Halloween’ With Soy Wax Candle and Mystery Enamel Pin Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Slash onto Blu-Ray via Scream Factory News3 days ago Michael Myers Searches for Dana in New ‘Halloween’ Clip Blu-Ray & DVD4 days ago Colin Eggleston’s Australian Horror ‘Long Weekend’ Getting Special Edition (UK) Blu-Ray News4 days ago Freddy Krueger Fan Documentary “FredHeads” Gets an Official Trailer News4 weeks ago Eerie New Cinemex Trailer and Featurette for ‘Halloween’ Show That the Boogeyman is Real Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News1 week ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!