Bruce Campbell has shared an image of his character Ash from Army of Darkness wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. The character of Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams first appeared back in 1981 for Sam Raimi's original The Evil Dead. Campbell would then reprise the role for Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, and most recently the Starz original series Ash vs. Evil Dead.
Premiering in 1992, Army of Darkness sees Ash go back to 1300 A.D, where he's forced to retrieve the Necronomican and fight an army of the dead. The film didn't do as well as the first two Evil Dead movies, but continued to mix slapstick comedy and horror much like Evil Dead II had done a few years prior. Ash is most known for his Chainsaw hand, but in Army of Darkness, his metal gauntlet was introduced. The gauntlet was originally a piece of armor, but with the help of a blacksmith and a few wires from his Oldsmobile, Ash is able to turn it into a fully operating mechanical prosthetic. Now it looks like Ash's metal gauntlet has gotten another upgrade.
Campbell recently shared a picture on Twitter of Ash wearing a gauntlet with the six Infinity stones. The image comes from the third Evil Dead movie, Army of Darkness, but the Infinity Stones are clearly photoshopped in. Campbell then captioned his post, "Groovy Gauntlet", which is of course a reference to his iconic line from Evil Dead II. Campbell's full post can be seen below.
Campbell might be a horror icon at this point, but the actor has officially retired the character Ash Williams. People have been hoping for another Evil Dead movie or even a crossover with Fede Álvarez's 2013 Evil Dead, but after Ash vs. Evil Dead was cancelled, Campbell decided to officially move on from the character. Campbell did recently voice his iconic character on a DLC for the video game Dead by Daylight, but fans shouldn't expect to see him back up on the big screen anytime soon.
Even though Campbell shared something Evil Dead related on his Twitter, it shouldn't be taken as a sign that more Evil Dead content is coming down the pipeline. Instead, Campbell looks to just be making a joke, since Avengers: Endgame was just released this weekend. Regardless of his intentions, fans can only imagine the damage Ash could have done with the Infinity Gauntlet if he had it during Army of Darkness.
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