“Stronger than a local madman! It’s Super Freddy!”

As we reported early last month, the green light was given to another reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, nearly six years after the previous reboot of the same title hit theatres. And now we’ve got more speculation from the original Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund.

In an interview with Red Carpet TV News, Englund had this to say:

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. I was trying to think ‘what does that mean?’ They can’t possibly be Nightmare on Elm Street remaking part 1 again – they just did that. I think they may be remaking Nightmare on Elm Street part 3.

This is all speculation. 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.

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. Maybe they would be smart or wise enough to capitalize on that.

Check out the full interview here, in which he also discusses Freddy’s legacy, the late Wes Craven, and what went wrong with the 2010 reboot:

Of course, this is all speculation at this point, and we don’t have much more info on future plans. But we’re sure that Freddy will be gracing our nightmares again in the future.



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