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Bruce Campbell says Jason and Freddy won't appear on 'Ash vs. Evil Dead'

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Karen Butler
Jeffrey Donovan (L) and Bruce Campbell (R) arrive on the red carpet Hulu's New York Comic Con after party on October 6 in New York City. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Jeffrey Donovan (L) and Bruce Campbell (R) arrive on the red carpet Hulu's New York Comic Con after party on October 6 in New York City. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Bruce Campbell says there is no chance his Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead will feature crossovers with any other famous horror characters.

Campbell's demon-hunter Ash has crossed paths in comic books with the villains from the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises.

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So, is it possible the characters might battle it out on-screen some day?

"No," the actor and producer recently told reporters at New York Comic Con. "We had a 5-minute conversation with New Line Cinema about Ash vs. Jason vs. Freddy. They approached us. So, they go, 'What do you think about that?' And we were like: 'Great. Ash can kill them both.' There was a long pause [before they said,] 'Well, actually, that's not something that we can entertain."

Campbell said he and his team ultimately passed on the project because they wouldn't have any control over characters other than Ash in a proposed collaboration.

"You can't kill either one, so right from the start, it's creatively bankrupt. Economically, now you're splitting the pot with two other partners. Nah, we're good. So, that's why fans may not realize sometimes why things don't happen," he explained. "The reasons are so simple sometimes. We just didn't want to go down that road."

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Season 3 of Ash vs. Evil Dead is scheduled to debut on Starz Feb. 25.

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