Robert Englund Wants To Come Back For 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' Remake

Danny Cox

Over time, there are many names that have become synonymous with different film genres. That's exactly what can be said about Robert Englund and the world of horror, as he's not only played Freddy Krueger, but he's also starred in numerous other scary flicks. Now, there is another remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street on the way, and Englund has said that he wants to be a part of it, but what role would he possibly play?

Another remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street will be coming, and it won't have Englund in the main role of Freddy Krueger. Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that even though Englund won't take on the iconic villain again, he does want to be in the film.

"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. I think it would be fun for the audience."

It was back in August of last year when another remake or reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street was revealed, and a lot of speculation started immediately. At first, some thought that Jackie Earle Haley would be coming back to star as Freddy Krueger just like he did in the 2010 remake.

"You don't ever see any of the people happy-go-lucky, they're never untainted. You need to see before and after so you can invest emotionally with the children. They're practically zombies from the get-go because they're haunted by Freddy and I think that was a miscalculation."

— Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) September 29, 2015

Fans have hoped for years that the now 68-year-old Englund would get back in the make-up and put the glove on his hand once again. Unfortunately, it just doesn't seem like it is ever going to happen, but there are plenty of films to watch and enjoy his brilliance.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the truly iconic horror franchises in the history of film. Robert Englund is Freddy Krueger, and he would have loved the original remake to work, but there were just far too many issues. Now, another remake is on the way and someone else will be stepping into the shoes of and slipping on the glove of Freddy Krueger. Having Englund somewhere in the film is only right, though, and it would instantly bring in bigger audiences.

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