News Bruce Campbell Turned Down Sam Raimi’s New ‘Evil Dead’ Sequel Published 1 year 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. 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