Bruce Campbell Evil Dead Cameo Details & More

Herner Klenthur

Bruce Campbell aka the coolest dude in horror has unleashed 4 important facts about the upcoming remake of Evil Dead. He has done so via his Twitter account and there is one fact in particular that stands out and is causing me a bit of grief.

Here are the four facts about Evil Dead that Bruce Campbell has shared;

  1. @GroovyBruce not in it.
  2. No Ash character.
  3. I am a producer on it.
  4. Due: 4/12/13

I am absolutely stoked for the upcoming remake of Evil Dead but I have to be honest I do not get the logic of not giving Bruce Campbell a cameo in some form.

In fact I am starting to wonder if this is a bit of misdirection to make us think Bruce Campbell  is not in the Evil Dead remake. The team behind Prometheus swore up and down that their movie had nothing to do with ALIEN and it was clearly misdirection once we saw the movie and a surprise Bruce Campbell Evil Dead Cameo would be in a word fantastic!  Or perhaps it is just wishful thinking on my part.

Some could argue that having a Bruce Campbell cameo would distract from the Evil Dead remakes much more mature and darker take on the original material but I disagree.

Bruce Campbell only needs to be an easter egg. That small moment in the film where we see him in the background pumping gas or walking down the street and all scream out ‘Hail to the King Baby!’ at the big screen.

What do you think of a Bruce Campbell cameo in Evil Dead? Good idea or bad idea? More importantly are you buying that they really did not give him a role in the movie or do you like me think this is some clever misdirection.


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      1. Hunter January 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm

        Bruce needs a role in the movie, Without him it wouldn’t be the same. It does bother me that the ash character was removed completely aswell. I just worried this remake will be complete shit haha

      2. Mike January 29, 2013 at 4:51 pm

        I like the fact they are remaking the Evil Dead, as a hardcore Original fan, I dont like that they are making it a dark more now movie…..Its not going to be the same with no great one liners from the man they call Bruce! I will watch it, but I know in my heart that the originals will be better just because of the Campinas of the original B Horror movies they were, and now no Cameo, Blah! Im sick of people remaking movies and changing them to make them more realistic, I get the point….but to me a movie is something of fantasy brought to life, stuff that really dont happen in real life, and they are getting real boring lately…..Hollywood needs to do something about this crap they are remaking and producing these days……just my opinion and only my opinion….

        • Herner Klenthur January 29, 2013 at 10:35 pm

          I was a huge naysayer against this remake but the redband trailer really sold me.

      3. Your Mom January 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm

        I am understanding that this is a sequel to the first film, not 2 or AOD so Ash is dead. However there is a cameo from the only other performer that was in the prior 3 films if it makes you feel any better….

        • Ashnuckler January 30, 2013 at 1:22 am

          My first thought was Ted Raimi is in the remake!?! But you’re referring to the classic aren’t you?

      4. Tiago Almeida January 29, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        The trailer looks pretty cool. But I dont think it will top the original…
        Nothing can top that. I still think they should not have done it. But, we hope for the best…

      5. Graeme January 31, 2013 at 8:54 am

        I’ve had an incredible idea, what if when the new characters (survivors) attempt to close the book, something else manages to escape aka ASH! … The book could talk of a spell to return the dead from where they came, but its actually a spell to summon Ash. He’s the main man when it comes to killing all the evil nasties and the book knows this.

      6. Graeme January 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

        Also… the new film is called Evil Dead, not The Evil Dead (aka not the same) and they’re new characters (not new actors playing the same parts). I think Ash deserves a proper send off and if he dies trying to kill the evil in this one, I think it would be the perfect way to pass the torch. For this to work you only need him in the last 15 minutes of the film. (This also opens up a new franchise of comics to explain where he has been for the last 20 years).

        • deadinhell February 4, 2013 at 6:05 pm

          I think “Evil Dead” is going to tarnish the name of the franchise enough already, they don’t need to kill the only character that makes the series what it is as a “send off”. If they aren’t going to make Evil Dead 4, they should just leave the character alone. I don’t want Ash’s fate to be decided or even influenced by the likes of Diablo Cody, or this hack director.

      7. Jeremiah February 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

        Well judging by the red band trailer it looks like there are leftovers from when Ash was there. It looked like the necronomicon and Ash’s boomstick were wrapped up in his shirt. But could just be me seeing things.

      8. deadinhell February 4, 2013 at 5:10 pm

        I think “mature” is the wrong word to use when describing this remake. It’s definitely going to be gorier, and less enjoyable. And it seems to be taking itself far, far too seriously. But it still seems pretty juvenile to me.

        • Graeme February 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

          I’m going to approach this new film with an open mind as the trailer does looks fantastic. At the end of the day, this is Raimi’s franchise, and we have no right to tell him what he should, or shouldn’t do with it. Criticising the film before we’ve seen it is slightly disrespectful towards the director as well, however I do agree it would be nice if he listened to some of the fans more. Bruce Campbell is still young enough to give a great performance and I wouldn’t want anyone else to play him in future instalments.

        • Herner Klenthur February 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm

          well said Graeme.