Bruce Campbell confirmed the third (and final) season of Ash vs Evil Dead was his last ride as the character for film and TV, but he never said anything about video games. Bloody Disgusting reports Campbell still plans to honor his previous commitment to an Evil Dead video game project he had teased earlier this year. This could include both voice acting and motion capture for portraying Ash in pixel form.
Here is a clip from the BD interview with Campbell discussing if his retirement as Ash also applies to potential game incarnations:
“Oh no no, that’s different,” Campbell explained, “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.”
It’s hard to imagine anyone playing (or even voicing) the character of Ash other than Bruce Campbell. The boomstick-wielding hero has already lent his voice as Ash to several Evil Dead games in the past, but the “immersive” comment makes it sound like a possible VR experience this time around. Who wouldn’t want to step into the shoes of a man with a chainsaw for a hand?
Video games are one of many possible directions the Evil Dead franchise could explore now that Ash vs Evil Dead is canceled. Director Fede Álvarez has been teasing a potential follow-up to his 2013 remake, and assured fans he’ll only make a sequel if they have a worthy story to tell. A previous poll tweeted by Álvarez shows the majority of fans who voted are on board for Álvarez to helm another Evil Dead.
We’ll be sure to update you on all things Evil Dead as these stories develop. As always, stay groovy.