Horrors fans were shocked last year when legendary genre actor Bruce Campbell announced his retirement from the role of Ash Williams after Starz canceled the television series Ash vs Evil Dead. Fans are now abounding with excitement after Campbell tweeted a picture of himself in character as Ash with the simple message “September.” Many fans are speculating that another Evil Dead project could be in the works, but the actor has remained coy on the meaning behind the message. During a panel at Texas Frightmare Weekend, Campbell dismissed many fan questions about what the tweet meant but did remind the audience that he has a book coming out soon.
While many took the comment to mean that the tweet was intended to help promote his upcoming book, others remain convinced that there is another meaning behind the post. These fans point out that Sam Raimi, creator of the Evil Dead series, noted that Ash vs Evil Dead had only been canceled by Starz, inferring that the show could have been picked up by another network or streaming service. Past seasons of the series currently stream on Netflix. Fans also speculated that Campbell’s post was a tease for Ash’s rumored appearance in the upcoming video game Mortal Kombat 11. Campbell later put this rumor to rest, posting on Twitter that Ash would not be a playable character in the game. The actor humorously posted a photo of himself as a Mortal Kombat character, saying that he had performed a “fatality” on the rumor. Despite not appearing in Mortal Kombat 11, Ash is confirmed to appear in the survival horror game Dead by Daylight as well as an in-development game based on the Evil Dead series.
Campbell will also be returning to television next month as the host of Travel Channel’s documentary series Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Campbell was chosen as host for his magnetic presence, both in his acting work and in the real world. One of the highlights of the horror and comic book convention circuits, the actor is known for his witty personality and snappy one-liners. Speaking about his first day on-set, Campbell said that the show’s iconic warehouse is a true treasure trove and that fans will enjoy seeing the strange artifacts and oddball stories each week.