Bruce Campbell, the actor known for portraying Ash Williams in the Evil Dead franchise, has shared disappointing news for fans eagerly anticipating the possible inclusion of the character in the upcoming game Mortal Kombat 1.
While Mortal Kombat has featured numerous iconic guest fighters such as Freddy Krueger, Spawn, and the Terminator, Ash Williams has yet to make an appearance in the series, leaving fans hopeful but ultimately disappointed.
In 2019, fans of Mortal Kombat were hopeful that they would finally get to see the iconic horror protagonist Ash Williams in the game, but he never made an appearance. Throughout 2020, there were rumours and leaks that Ash was being considered for the roster in MK11, but those hopes were ultimately dashed. Now, with MK1 in development, fans have been wondering if Ash might finally make his debut. However, according to Bruce Campbell, the iconic Evil Dead actor, that is unlikely to happen.
Speaking With The AV Club
During an interview with AV Club, Bruce Campbell was asked about the possibility of his iconic character appearing in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 game. However, the actor quickly dismissed the idea and suggested a different approach, stating that characters from other franchises such as Freddy Kruger and Jason Vorhees should be playable in The Evil Dead video game instead. According to Campbell, players should be able to control these popular horror monsters and have Ash face off against them.
Bruce Campbell concluded the interview by stating that he is not interested in loaning out the Ash Williams character and that any crossovers with him would have to “come to our house.” The statement made by Bruce suggests that any future appearances of Ash Williams in video games will be limited to crossovers that involve The Evil Dead franchise exclusively.
This stance is somewhat surprising, given that Ash has appeared in other games, such as Fortnite and Dead by Daylight. However, for fans who were hoping to see Ash in MK1, this news is likely to be disappointing.
Ed Boon, the co-creator of Mortal Kombat, has previously discussed the challenges of trying to get Ash Williams into the game. However, Bruce Campbell’s recent statement appears to be the final blow to any hopes of seeing the Evil Dead franchise in Mortal Kombat 1 as guest fighters.
Despite the possibility of featuring other guest characters, it seems that fans will have to accept that the iconic horror protagonist will not be joining the roster anytime soon.
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