Veteran actor Robert Englund has played the terrifying Freddy Krueger in eight films to date. The character of Freddy Krueger was iconic and Englund’s portrayal of the creepy character began with the the1984 film, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Freddy Krueger remains one of the most popular and successful horror characters in Hollywood, even to this day.
In this context, it was unsurprising when Producer Jason Blum expressed a strong desire on his part to cast Robert Englund back as Freddy Krueger after Stranger Things. We take a closer look at what the producer said in this article.
Blumhouse CEO Wants Robert Englund to Play Freddy Krueger Again
Producer Jason Blum recently gave an interview to The Screen Rant for The Black Phone. When he was asked about the prospects of actor Robert Englund coming back as the iconic Freddy Krueger despite his age, he said: “I could make him come back. I can get anyone back.” He then cited his role in getting Ellen Burstyn back in The Exorcist and said: “Ellen Burstyn was 87, and I got her back in The Exorcist” and finally gave this remark about Robert Englund’s age: “Yeah, 75– he’s young!”
It seems that the Blumhouse CEO is determined to bring Robert Englund back as the iconic character of Freddy Krueger, and age isn’t an issue for him.
Robert Englund As Freddy Krueger
Englund has played Freddy Krueger in eight films. Freddy Krueger was a child murdered who came back from the dead to continue tormenting his poor victims. The character was created by Hollywood director Wes Craven and England’s last appearance as the character was in 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason. Englund stars in Stranger Things season 4 as Victor Creel. What do you think of Robert Englund returning as the iconic character? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.