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‘Evil Dead’: Bruce Campbell Says He’s Retired the Character of Ash – “I Physically Can’t Do Him Anymore”

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Evil Dead: Bruce Campbell Says He's Retired the Character of Ash - "I Physically Dan’t Do Him Anymore"

Evil Dead series star Bruce Campbell says he physically can’t play Ash Williams anymore. As you may recall, Campbell originally retired the role back in 2018. The actor has portrayed the character of Ash in three previous Evil Dead movies, including the original 1981 film directed by Sam Raimi, as well as series sequels 1987’s Evil Dead II and 1992’s Army of Darkness.

In a recent chat with Collider to promote his new horror comedy Black Friday, Campbell was asked what the future holds for Evil Dead and the Ash character. Campbell quickly made it clear that he’s retired the character of Ash for good by saying:

I’m done playing Ash, so that determines a lot of where we go with the franchise without that character, but there are more stories. We’re doing it book-focused these days. That darn book gets around, and that’s how we play it. That book wound up in an urban environment with a single mom, so let’s see what happens. It’s fun to fiddle with it. There’s not gonna be any traditional form of Evil Dead anymore. Ash is gone. I’ve retired the character because I physically just can’t do him anymore, so why bother? Why do I do it? It’s time to hang up the chainsaw. But we still are filmmakers, we’re still producers, we’re still creative-type dudes, so we were like, ‘How do we keep this going otherwise?’ Sam [Raimi] handpicked Fede Alvarez to do the remake a few years ago. He handpicked Lee Cronin for this one. These are Sam Raimi proteges that we hope will do a good job.

What do you make of Campbell’s comments regarding the retirement of the Ash character? Do you think future Evil Dead projects can succeed without Campbell’s involvement as Ash? As usual, you can sound off with all your thoughts on this news article down in our comments section below.

At least we got a proper good send off for the character of Ash Williams in Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” TV series. We all have to accept the fact that Campbell is officially done.

Stay tuned to Dark Universe for updates on Evil Dead Rise.

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