Why “Ash vs. Freddy vs. Jason” Didn’t Happen

Even before the idea was turned into a comic in 2007, talk of a film in which Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” Jason Voorhees from “Friday the 13th” and Ash Williams from the “Evil Dead” would come together had been swirling around – both before and after the release of 2003’s “Freddy vs. Jason”.

Nothing ever eventuated, and “Freddy vs Jason vs Ash” ultimately went the way of various vanished but often talked about projects like “Megalopolis,” “Night Skies,” “The Hot Zone,” “Crusade” and “The Sky is Falling”. This week, out doing promotion for the second season of “Ash vs Evil Dead,” Ash himself actor Bruce Campbell was asked in a Reddit AMA about what happened to the film:

“I’ll be honest with you. I’m not real interested in crossovers. One of the main reasons why ‘Ash vs. Jason vs. Freddy’ did not come to pass is because we couldn’t control any other character other than Ash. That felt like a creatively bankrupt way to go. Not to mention, you’re splitting the proceeds three ways with partners you might not want.”

Campbell these days is busy with “Ash vs. Evil Dead” which is now in its second season run and has already been renewed for a third season.