For now you can put your nightmares to rest of Ryan Reynolds playing Ash in the upcoming remake of The Evil Dead. This is based on the words of Bruce Campbell’s Twitter account anyway. Asked who would be playing the Ash Character, he said;
That’s the first i’ve heard of the remake.. Who are they casting for ash?” No Ash character currently.
He also went on to say;
Twitter fails when info gets fragmented. Last statement: ED remake is a re-telling. All bets are off & all involved love the new approach.
So while Campbell is only saying there isn’t an Ash character CURRENTLY, it seems like he’s pretty adamant about this being a re-imagining rather than an actual remake. I don’t know about you but that seems like good news to me. If Campbell and director Fede Alvarez can stop Diablo Cody from ruining the film with bad sex humour and evoke the atmosphere of the first (and much more serious) Evil Dead film, then it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea to start off with new characters. Whether a character as iconic as Ash Campbell can be conjured up is another thing, but it shows that some effort is being put in at least.