Robert Englund has turned up, a minimum of formally, as Freddy Krueger in eight A Nightmare on Elm Street motion pictures, and stays one of the crucial iconic of all of the horror villains. Nevertheless, Englund didn’t come again for the flawed reboot of the franchise in 2010, with the half as a substitute going to Jackie Earle Haley. ScreenRant have now checked out why he didn’t reprise his position in Samuel Bayer’s image, and right here’s what they discovered.
Sadly, there actually isn’t a lot in the way in which of a shock as to why Englund didn’t return as Freddy within the remake. Successfully, the producers wished to go in a special course with the character, significantly by way of making him scarier and fewer comical than the model that the actor had developed since 1984. In line with him, he wasn’t even eager on a cameo look, and had this to say on the time:
“Oh no, they need to have their very own identification. They’re rebooting the franchise, and I perceive that. I’m not the man to place down remakes.”
In fact, Englund isn’t any stranger to commenting on his involvement within the slasher collection, and has extra not too long ago famous that the choice to return to the origins of Krueger was a bit untimely. The controversy over Freddy’s motivations in the 2010 Nightmare actually bear this out, because the manufacturing solely succeeded in making the kid killer further creepy with out being terribly efficient.
Nevertheless, Englund may nonetheless pop up in some type in a brand new tackle Elm Street, which is at present being deliberate after the authorized case over Wes Craven’s rights reached a milestone final yr. At varied factors prior to now twelve months, Englund has distanced himself from the potential new mission, however there’ve additionally been stories that the 73-year-old will probably be included within the motion in some respect.
Certainly, Englund appears extra keen about voicing an animated Freddy, whereas he continues to have opinions on how the Nightmare on Elm Street model could possibly be reinvented, together with a prequel that will go into extra depth on Krueger’s backstory.