Ash is as badass as ever in Ash vs Evil Dead...with some help.
Bruce Campbell reprises his Evil Dead and Army of Darkness role in the new Starz sequel series, whose very bloody trailer debuted at 2015 Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday and online. In the video, the 57-year-old actor is seen waving his trusty 12-gauge, double-barreled Remington shotgun, or his Boomstick, as well as his chainsaw as he fights the baddies.
He's also seen trying on a waist cincher. Hey, it's been a couple of decades...a hero's gotta do what he needs to do.
And more cracks are made about Ash's aging—let's just give him the benefit of the doubt and say he took one too many punches to the mouth. But this does not in any way diminish his badassness.
Ash vs Evil Dead is a sequel to the 1992 film Army of Darkness, the third installment in the cult horror series and the last to star Campbell. A fourth movie, a reboot he co-produced with franchise creator Sam Raimi, was released in 2013.
"Thirty years ago, my friends and I spent the night at a cabin," Ash says, referring to the events in the 1981 movie Evil Dead. "We found the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. The book of the dead. Certain passages were recited. It awoke something in the woods. Something evil. I was the only one to escape but now, the evil has found me."