Fate Star Devon Sawa has positioned itself as the next iteration of horror movie monsters Freddy Krueger After actor Robert Englund’s recent announcement that he would not be reprising the role again. take to Social mediaSawa said he “would love to follow in his footsteps and play [Freddy],” when Warner Bros. Pictures decided to reawaken the A nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

Sawa, of course, is no stranger to the world of horror. The actor is known for helming the first installment in another iconic series, Fateand most recently had a recurring role on Resurrection Chucky. And without mentioning the likes Idle Hands, Black Friday, Hunter Hunter, Exorcism by Molly Hartley And of course, Kasper. But, how do Freddy Krueger fans feel about the idea of ​​the casting?

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While Sawa threw his now-worn fedora into the ring as the next Freddy Krueger, horror icon W A Nightmare on Elm Street Star Robert Englund has already made his choice as to who should take on the role of the nightmarish killer: the free one Actor Kevin Bacon. “I know he respects the genre, and he’s a great physical actor,” Englund said of Bacon. “I think in the silence and in the way Kevin moves — it’s going to be interesting.”

This isn’t the first time Englund has name-dropped Bacon as the next Freddy, with mysterious river And X-Men: First Class Star Kevin Bassin himself has responded to the idea in the past. “Never say never. I mean, I say, ‘Never say never,’ but I really follow through with that. There are very few things where I say, ‘No, no.'” Bacon said.

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Robert Englund is done playing Freddy Krueger, and knows how to reboot the franchise

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Legend Robert Englund revealed during the upcoming documentary, Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares: The Robert Englund StoryHe played the role of Freddy Krueger. This is largely due to his age. The actor said, “I’m too old and thick to play Freddy now. I can’t do fight scenes more than once anymore, I’ve got a bad neck and a bad back and a sore right wrist. So I have to hang it up, but I’d love to have a cameo.”

In his usual unassuming manner, Englund declared that he had never been the horror icon, but rather that it was Freddy who bore the title. “I know who the icons are,” he continued. “I’m not an icon. Freddy Krueger might be, but I’m not. I’m just a character actor, a usefulness actor who was very lucky.”

While he won’t be back, Englund has his own take on how it should work A nightmare on Elm Street The franchise can be restarted. Instead of trying to recreate the first movie (something that’s been done before – with disappointing results) Englund thinks the studio would be better off reviving one of the sequels instead. “I definitely think it should restart [A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors]because the number 3 contains “previously in A nightmare on Elm Street“Meaning has it, it unites everyone, and it’s a fan favorite,” he explained. “I think if you do a poll or vote, you’ll find more people like Dream Warriors than any other movie. It is a good text. The original script for that is great, and if you look at who wrote it, these guys have Oscars now.”

Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story It is set to be released across Screambox and Digital outlets on June 6, 2023.


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