Written by John Squires
It was revealed a couple months back that New Line Cinema is planning on rebooting the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise for a second time, presumably to wash the bad taste of the 2010 remake out of our mouths. We have no idea what direction they’re taking Freddy in, though Robert Englund has some ideas.
Englund is of course most known for playing Freddy in the original Elm Street films – as well as Freddy vs. Jason – and though he admits to having absolutely nothing to do with the franchise going forward, he told Red Carpet News TV at this month’s Showmasters Bournemouth Comic Con that he’s heard some rumors.
“Well, I left America before this really sort of hit the tweets, and my only knowledge or gossip is that apparently they approached Tuesday Knight – she’s the young actress from Nightmare on Elm Street part 4, who replaced Patricia Arquette,” said Englund. “I was trying to think ‘what does that mean?’ They can’t possibly be remaking Nightmare on Elm Street part 1 again – they just did that. I think they may be remaking Nightmare on Elm Street part 3.”
“This is all speculation,” he continued. “Part 3, Dream Warriors, is the most successful film, and the most popular of the franchise. And it would make sense for them on a kind of Nightmare on Elm Street cinematic pun, to hire Tuesday to play the mother in part 3, Patricia Arquette’s mother, because that would mean she’s playing her own mother. Obviously Tuesday’s older now, it kind of makes sense. So that’s my theory.”
As for Englund playing Freddy again, he doesn’t have high hopes for that – and last we heard, he’s really not up for it anyway.
“They’re not gonna bring me back for Freddy, but perhaps they would bring me back in a cameo as the elderly dream expert at the local clinic for dream analysis or dream therapy or something like that,” said the actor. “Maybe they would be smart or wise enough to capitalize on that.”
Check out the full interview below. Reboot talk begins around 4-minutes in.