Those of you dreading the Evil Dead remake (and there are many you – take a look at the comments in this The best way to Reboot Evil Dead feature) can breathe slightly easier today. Bruce Campbell has confirmed that his Ash character may not be appearing. He took to Twitter to reply to fan questions yesterday and, when asked concerning the remake, stated: "No Ash character currently." Which is excellent news. Bruce might be too old to be chucking himself around a wood cabin kitchen by the scruff of his own neck, and we actually can’t see anyone else entering into his shoes. Or strapping on his chainsaw arm for that matter. Losing the Ash character seems significant. It usually is that director Fede Alvarez desires to move clear of the one-liners and slapstick Ash came to symbolize by the point 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 brand new approach." We’re as scared as you lot are about this one, but we deeply hope it defies expectations and finally ends up being something special. Or, on the very least, something groovy.
Ash won’t appear within the Evil Dead remake