The iconic pairing of Bruce Campbell and Ash Williams may be coming to Mortal Kombat soon.

Just yesterday, NetherRealm studios announced that Shang Tsung is coming to Mortal Kombat 11, but the intro video also teased a handful of other characters on their way. This included two “unknowns”, and today Bruce Campbell -- the actor who portrayed Ash Williams in all of the Evil Dead films -- teased fans on Twitter. 

All Campbell had to do was retweet Mortal Kombats post with the sentence “Boy, looks like a swell game -- I’ll have to check it out!” and the internet goes bonkers. It’s a big tease. 

The tease hits harder considering how wild the speculation was yesterday, when at the end of the Shang Tsung video the sound of a shotgun cocking and chainsaw ripping was heard. 

If you pay close attention around the 2:30 mark of the announcement video, you’ll see / hear it. 

Ash and Campbell are no stranger to video games. In total, there have been seven video games made from the Evil Dead franchise. In 2000, the star and his iconic role had their first real breakthrough in gaming on the PlayStation in a game called Hail to the King. Two more Evil Dead video games would be made over the course of the next 5 years. 

In 2011, Evil Dead: The Game was published on iOS, even garnering a sequel titled Endless Nightmare 5 years later in 2016. 

Later, Ash would be included in such games as Broforce, Dead by Daylight, and even Telltale’s Poker Night 2. 

Mortal Kombat 11 would mark the first fighting game appearance by Ash Willaims -- assumed to be voiced by Campbell himself -- though NetherRealm have a long pedigree of bringing notable characters from other franchises into their titles. 

Also announced in the DLC pass was the addition of Spawn to the MK11 line-up. In Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm had multiple DLC characters from horror movies including Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and more. All of this doesn’t even mention the entire game Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe by WarnerBros in 2008.  

Bringing in a beloved character from a horror-leaning genre is just smart for this franchise. That’s been proven. Ash Williams from the Evil Dead franchise is an excellent choice for Mortal Kombat 11.  


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