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Robert Englund Says He Wants a Part in a New ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’

The original Freddy Krueger recently said he'd like a small role in any upcoming remake of "Nightmare on Elm Street."

Robert Englund


Robert Englund isn’t done with Freddy Krueger.

At a recent Q&A during the Belfast Comic-Con, the actor behind the original star of “Nightmare on Elm Street” said he’d like to be included in any upcoming remake, Joblo reports. Rumors were swirling in 2015 that New Line Cinema had hired “Orphan” writer David Leslie Johnson to adapt another remake of the horror classic, but there’s been no news on the project since then.

“I would certainly like to be invited to do a cameo, to maybe play the cantankerous old professor or the group therapy guy that doesn’t believe they’re having nightmares,” Englund said during the Q&A. “I think it would be fun for the audience.”

Englund reprised the role of Krueger in 2003’s “Freddy vs. Jason” and some fans feel that if he is going to appear in any remake, he should play Krueger, or no one. At the Q&A, Englund shared his thoughts on the 2010 remake of “Nightmare on Elm Street,” which many horror devotees disavowed.

“The problem with the remake was that it came out too soon,” Englund said. “We had just released the digitally remastered Blu-ray boxset of all eight of the films and then they brought out the remake almost straight after.”

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