Would a new A Nightmare on Elm Street movie be possible? Robert Englund isn’t saying no.
The actor, who plays Freddy Krueger in the original franchise, says he could do the character again.
If you’ve ever seen a Freddy Krueger film, you probably know who Englund is. As Bloody Disgusting notes, the actor has been saying for years he’s done playing the character.
However, he hinted at a change of heart during a new interview.
Talking about his recent appearance as Krueger on the Halloween episode of The Goldbergs, the actor had some thoughts about reprising his role. Hint: He might be up for it.
“I think they want to reboot the franchise, but they’re gonna need a new actor,” Englund says when asked about playing Krueger again. “They’re gonna need a new actor to play Freddy because they’re gonna have to do eight of them.”
So, nothing new here. Eight more movies might be too much for him. However…
“I might have one left in me,” the actor continues.
Could this mean that a new Nightmare on Elm Street movie with Englund is possible? You can watch the full interview and decide for yourself here.
Where did Freddy Krueger’s glove go?
Recently, Englund revealed where the famous glove went: He stole it.
“The original glove was given to me by Wes [Craven, director/writer] for pickup shots on Nightmare 2,” England says.
Guys pretended to be crew members on the pickup shot day, in this little studio on Santa Monica Blvd, and they wore tool belts and everything, they were there to get the glove,” he continues. “And we heard about this, Kevin Yager told me this.
“So, I stole the real glove; I just took it,” Englund confesses. “I didn’t know it came from Wes—I know it now—but I stole it that day. There were like a couple of doubles, but I stole the original glove. I’m busy being Willie from V and going to film festivals in Paris and getting awards for Science Fiction shows and so I stuffed it, and I outlined it in red and green neon, and I floated it in a plexiglass box, and I gave it to my agent. He won’t give it back!”