News Bruce Campbell Turned Down Sam Raimi’s New ‘Evil Dead’ Sequel Published 2 years 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 Advertisement You may like Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News2 days ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News2 days ago Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ Reboot in Very Active Development at Blumhouse Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago ‘The Invisible Man’ Getting Uncut 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK This June Blu-Ray & DVD4 days ago Arrow Video Bringing ‘Creepshow 2’ Limited Edition Blu-Ray to the UK This July Reviews5 days ago Review: Lucio Fulci Documentary ‘Fulci for Fake’ Honors The Master of Gore News3 weeks ago New Details Revealed on ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Watch Party With Jamie Lee Curtis and More Taking Place This Saturday News2 days ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News4 weeks ago First Official Look at ‘Terrifier 2’ Reveals Lauren LaVera as the Film’s Leading Lady News3 weeks ago Another Official Still from ‘Terrifier 2’ Shows a Bloody Art the Clown Videos3 weeks ago [Video] Watch Tommy Lee Wallace Convert a Captain Kirk Mask into Michael Myers! News2 months ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News2 months ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News3 months ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News3 months ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!