Bruce Campbell has spent nearly 40 years of his life portraying the beloved Evil Dead star, Ash Williams. The horror-comedy series has amassed an impressive cult following who were able to keep the series alive for decades. After the recent cancellation of the popular Starz TV show, Ash vs Evil Dead, Campbell claimed that this would be the last time he would portray the chainsaw-handed Deadite slayer, to the disappointment of many fans.
However, in May of this year, when asked if he would be portraying the character in other medium, Campbell replied that there are "upcoming iterations" of the series in the works. In an interview with Bloody-Disgusting, Campbell clarified that he would be portraying Ash Williams in an upcoming video game based on Evil Dead.
"I have previous obligations I have to fulfill. They are doing a video game. A whole immersive kind of dealio. I’ll be Ash for that, because I wouldn’t want someone else’s voice hamming it up."
There is no word on what this video game will be like or even who is publishing it. All that is known is that Campbell will be attached to it.
The Evil Dead series certainly has a history with video games, most famously a trilogy of games released over the early-to-mid 2000s consisting of Hail to the King, A Fistful of Boomstick, and Regeneration. None of the games were spectacular, in fact, Hail to the King has a 49/100 on Metacritic, Fistful sits at 55, and Regeneration possesses an average 69.
Interestingly, Campbell's wording implies that he may be contractually obligated to be in the video game, and that he might appear in other works in the Evil Dead universe.