Bruce Campbell confirms that he has retired as Ash from Ash vs Evil Dead

Bruce Campbell has officially confirmed that he has retired as his character Ash from Ash vs. Evil Dead.

                            Bruce Campbell confirms that he has retired as Ash from Ash vs Evil Dead
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Bruce Campbell has decided to retire from playing the role of Ash Williams from Ash vs Evil Dead. This was a character that Campbell had played on and off for almost 40 years. 

When news broke of the star's decision to retire, as expected, many fans and followers were extremely upset and disappointed. Earlier, Campbell had said that if  Ash vs Evil Dead were ever to be canceled that there would always be another possibility for another Evil Dead film.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, "We’re going to see what the TV gods have in store for us. We’re ready either way. If they take us off the air, we can think about another movie. And if they don’t, we can just keep plugging away." 

As Campbell's announcement sent shockwaves amongst fans, many of them decided to launch an online petition and were hoping that Netflix would be able to save Ash vs Evil Dead. However, the actor was adamant that he was done with the character Ash and he was officially retired as Ash. 

His announcement disappointed many fans who were hoping that he would change his mind if Netflix stepped in and attempted to convince him to play the character.

As reported by SlashFilm, Campbell spoke about the Evil Dead franchise, "I know where these movies stand. They’re not Star Wars. They were never designed to be an 18-part trilogy with a grand story. This was a lucky little movie that did okay. Our second movie bombed, so we went, ‘Well, then let’s make a sequel to the first one.’ We all kept calling back to the Evil Dead movies to save us, over the years, so I’ll always be eternally grateful. It got me into the business."