Robert Englund is all set to play the role of the character, Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street for the very first time after 15 years for the Halloween-themed episode of the ABC show, called The Goldbergs.
It is now unclear as to how Krueger will be factored into this plot but considering that it is ABC’s more popular sitcoms, it is super safe to assume that Krueger will be putting in a lot more of his comedic talents than be a horrifying creature.
Englund had played this character for the franchise’s very first movie and then, he had reprised this role for seven sequels. This actor had played dual roles in New Nightmare and played the role of Krueger and the fictional version of Englund. The most recent movie in this franchise was in the year, 2010 and there had been reboot with Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy vs. Jason Englund’s Krueger.
All the fans are hoping that Englund will return although he has said that physical requirements of the character may make it difficult to perform:
“I’m too old to do another Freddy now,” Englund had said.
“If I do a fight scene now it’s got to be real minimal because I can’t snap my head for eight different takes and different angles. My spine gets sore. I can still be mean and scary, but I’m mostly relegated now to sort of Van Helsing roles, old doctors and sh*t. So it’s fun that the last moment of me ever playing Freddy is a wink to the audience.”
With almost 10 years having passed and no plans of this series being revived, all the fans were wondering who would take on this role of the villain. The actor, Kevin Bacon voiced his interest in this character as well:
“Kevin was in Friday the 13th,” Englund had said.
“I know way down deep, Kevin has a respect for horror. He’s not one of those guys that goes on the talk show and says, ‘This isn’t a horror movie. It’s a psychological drama.’ You know? There’s a lot of people that still put down the genre.”