When Bruce Campbell retired from the live-action role of Ash Williams following the cancellation of Ash vs. Evil Dead, he made sure that fans knew he would still be lending his voice talents to the Evil Dead franchise whenever they needed him to.
So far, that’s included mostly video games like Mortal Kombat 11 and Dead by Daylight. While Ash is featured in both of these, he’s not as prominent as Evil Dead fans would like. Thankfully, then, it sounds like these devotees won’t have to wait much longer to hear Campbell’s trademark voice taunting demons.
“There is an Evil Dead video game out,” Campbell said in a recent interview. “A fully immersive video game probably within a year. I’m not sure about the day. There will be variations of that.”
While little is known about the title thus far, it’s essentially confirmed that the fifty-year-old actor will be voicing the character that catapulted him to fame. It’s not as good as getting him onscreen for one last time, but fans will certainly be happy to at least hear him back in the role that he’s been playing for nearly four decades.
As for any future Evil Dead movies and/or television shows, Campbell remains hopeful. He says he won’t be playing Ash again, but has given his blessing to the franchise to move on without him. Future projects could cast a younger face as Ash and give the character some more backstory with a prequel, or perhaps even reboot the entire series with new actors and characters.
Either way, it will be nice to enjoy Campbell in the Evil Dead world in any capacity. Hopefully, the currently untitled game will do well financially and allow the actor to continue voicing the iconic horror hero for years to come. As for now, though, fans are just grateful that there’s more of the original Ash Williams on the horizon.