Earlier this year, in the wake of Starz cancelling “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” Bruce Campbell announced that he had officially retired from playing Ash Williams, and he has since remained firmly committed to that choice. But what about outside the realm of film and television? As he teased back in May, when asked if he’d be up for voicing Ash and/or doing the motion capture for a video game, “upcoming iterations” of the franchise are in the works.
That began speculation that a video game was in the works, and we can now confirm that the Evil Dead franchise will indeed be expanded upon with a new game… with Campbell as Ash!
Speaking with Bruce for a full interview that’s coming to BD very soon, our own Meagan Navarro just got the scoop.
“Oh no no, that’s different,” Bruce replied, when Meagan asked about potential video games and if they apply to his vow to stay retired. “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.”
For now, Campbell is remaining tight-lipped about the specifics, but his comments to Meagan seem to suggest something in the realm of virtual reality. Stay tuned for more.
Over the years, Campbell voiced Ash for multiple Evil Dead video games, including Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick and Evil Dead: Regeneration.