Fans excited over the potential inclusion of The Evil Dead's Ash Williams in Mortal Kombat 11 will be sorely disappointed as Bruce Campbell has shot down the suggestion himself.
Rumors of the chainsaw-wielding favorite reaching the latest installment of the game began swirling after a roster of DLC characters supposedly leaked. And, to be fair, it seemed very believable, albeit too good to be true.
Ash's overly violent persona falls in line with MK11's gameplay and he would have been a great fit. However, the man who plays him and is most likely well in the know has taken to social media to pour cold water on the rumors.
Williams, who has been the Evil Dead character's actor for over 30 years, has confirmed that Ash will not be one of the DLC introductions down the line.
The 60-year-old took to Twitter this week to let fans know by means of a hilarious Twitter image that shows him having performed a fatality on the rumor. "Consider this my finishing move against a certain internet rumor," he wrote as the caption.
Consider this my finishing move against a certain internet rumor. pic.twitter.com/6vKPZvTfQu— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) May 6, 2019
Ash coming to MK11 was always going to be a stretch. But given that several classic film characters have found their way to the series recently, there was legitimate hope. Alien, Predator, Jason Vorhees and Leatherface were all added to Mortal Kombat X after its launch, so fans could be forgiven for expecting Ash to make his MK debut as well. As mentioned above, he would have fit in quite nicely but, sadly, it won't be happening (unless Bruce is just messing with all of us).
His rebuffing the rumor does bring the legitimacy of the other leaked DLC characters into question. Several big character names have been teased and maybe some of them are actually inbound, but we should know more in the weeks or months to come.
In the meantime, NetherRealm has a few important matters to sort out. Serious allegations over studio misconduct have come to light over the past week or so and owners Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that they will be investigated.