Ashley J. Williams or Ash is a name known to all fans of horror.

Whether you know him from the Evil Dead series or the Marvel Zombies series (seriously, Ash was in Marvel Zombies) or even from games like Dead by Daylight, Ash is the quintessential unlucky guy in horror who has to clean up the mess…which he usually created in the first place.

For years now, the rumor mill has been speculating that Ash will make the leap to a Mortal Kombat game. It was around for Mortal Kombat (the reboot), Mortal Kombat X and now, for Mortal Kombat 11 (you can read our review of it here).

The truth is, the rumor isn’t as far-fetched as you’d think. The rebooted Mortal Kombat series has seen its fair share of iconic horror characters playable in the game as DLC.

From Jason Voorhees to Leatherface to Freddy Krugger to a Xenomorph to a Predator…hell, at this point, the question should be WHY isn’t Ash in a Mortal Kombat game yet?

I’ve no doubt that he will be in a Mortal Kombat game…eventually. Too bad it seems like he won’t be in Mortal Kombat 11, as Bruce Campbell himself shot down rumors with this tweet.

Despite that, there IS some light at the end of the tunnel, especially if you look at semantics.

After all, the image says Ash will NOT be in Mortal Kombat 11. Ok, that can be true. However, it doesn’t mention anything about Evil Ash.

This dude.

If anything, Evil Ash makes for a better fit in Mortal Kombat, than regular Ash.

Sure, he’s missing the chainsaw arm and Boomstick (what Ash calls his shotgun) but most of the guest DLC characters in past Mortal Kombat games have been villains. Only Kratos doesn’t fit the bill…and even then barely.

So yeah, Ash probably won’t be in Mortal Kombat 11 but that doesn’t mean Evil Ash won’t be. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Sal's been in the industry since the early 2000s. He's written for a ton of gaming and tech publications including Playworks, Hardwarezone, HWM and GameAxis. Recently, Sal served as a juror for the Indie Game Awards at Taipei Game Show 2020. A geek and hardcore gamer, Sal will play everything, on any platform.