Those of you dreading the Evil Dead remake (and there are plenty of you – check out the comments on this How To Reboot Evil Dead (opens in new tab) feature) can breathe a little easier today.
Bruce Campbell has confirmed that his Ash character will NOT be appearing.
He took to Twitter to answer fan questions yesterday and, when asked about the remake, stated: “No Ash character currently.”
Which is good news. Bruce is probably too old to be chucking himself around a wood cabin kitchen by the scruff of his own neck, and we really can’t see anyone else stepping into his shoes. Or strapping on his chainsaw arm for that matter.
Losing the Ash character seems significant. It could be that director Fede Alvarez wants to move away from the one-liners and slapstick Ash came to represent by the time credits rolled on Army Of Darkness , taking the franchise back to its hardcore horror roots.
Whatever happens, we’ll be seeing something new. As Bruce put it on Twitter yesterday: “Last statement: ED remake is a re-telling. All bets are off & all involved love the new approach.”
We’re as scared as you lot are about this one, but we deeply hope it defies expectations and ends up being something special. Or, at the very least, something groovy.