Robert Englund may be done playing Freddy Krueger but today we hear he’d love to return if Chuck Russell’s A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors gets rebooted.
He tells EW: “I would love to be invited back if they decide to reboot A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: The Dream Warriors. I would love to come back and maybe play the dream analyst, the woman in the therapy sessions who doesn’t believe that there can be such a thing as a collective nightmare that’s common to a group of people. I think it would be fun for the fans, it would be fun for me to play the part originally played by a woman and do a flip on that. I think there’s kind of a tradition in the horror genre of cameos like that, so that would be fun for me.”
He adds “I don’t think I’ll ever don the makeup again. I’m a little too old for that. I’m a little long in the tooth to play Freddy now. I think if I was doing it, it would be more like Freddy vs. Viagra.”
He says: “I know that the rights to [Elm Street] have gone back to the Wes Craven family estate. And I know they’ve looked at a lot of different submissions and ideas. I’m hoping they’re open-minded because there’s a lot of young screenwriters and wannabe director-screenwriters that have been kind of obsessed with the horror genre and have some interesting ideas.”
Finally, he says: “But I have no idea whether they’re going to go on and create completely new stories or whether they’re going to go back and do prequels or origin stories on the Freddy Krueger myth. I don’t know what they’re up to. So, I’m just waiting to hear.”
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors sports a 74% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors offers an imaginative and surprisingly satisfying rebound for a franchise already starting to succumb to sequelitis.
It stars Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette, Craig Wasson, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Jennifer Rubin, Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Gregg, John Saxon, and Robert Englund as Freddy.
Dream Warriors was directed by Chuck Russell from a screenplay he co-wrote along with Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, and Frank Darabont from a story by Craven and Wagner based on characters created by Craven. Robert Shaye produced. Angelo Badalamenti provided the score. New Line Cinema unleashed the killer three-quel into theaters back on February 27, 1987.