The horror icon said, "Now if they did a really expensive animated version, a graphic novel animated version, I would love to go do the voice for it. Yeah, that would be fun to do."
Robert Englund and Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street is truly synonymous with each other. We cannot picture anyone else as Freddy now, can we? But, at the age of 72, it doesn't seem like we are going to see Englund back as the iconic villain ever again. In fact, the last time he brought out his claws for a movie was for Freddie vs. Jason way back in 2003, but there might be one way he could come back to the iconic character once again, reported SyFy.
While promoting his new docuseries titled True Terror, Englund spoke about his interest in the possibility of an animated version of Krueger. He said, "Now if they did a really expensive animated version, a graphic novel animated version, I would love to go do the voice for it. Yeah, that would be fun to do.” Even now, Englund has said that he is too old to play Freddy Krueger. But, he did make a cameo appearance for an episode of The Goldbergs in 2018 and that worked out very well.
This cameo gave hope to a lot of horror fans that Englund could possibly be taking over the role of Freddy Krueger one more time. At present, the Wes Craven estate holds the rights to the entire franchise and they have already started pitching for new movies. In 2010, A Nightmare on Elm Street remake did happen, but it received a lukewarm response from both the audience and the critics. Consequently, it did not kickstart a new version of the franchise like New Line Cinema had hoped.
Englund said that he would love to do a cameo in a new Elm Street movie and once again suggested he would fit the part. He said, "If, for instance, they remade Part III [Dream Warriors], which is the biggest hit of the franchise, I would love to be invited to do a cameo. I think there's a tradition in horror movies and in remakes for the cameo. It's a certain kind of valentine to the fans and I know that there's a part in [Dream Warriors where] the great Priscilla Pointer... played this sort of skeptical dream therapist in the group sessions. I think it would be fun for me to play that part if there was a remake... To have me not believe in collective nightmares. Having played Freddy, everybody's favorite nightmare, I think it would be fun for me to play a guy that doesn't believe in nightmares."
An animated version of A Nightmare of Elm Street would be a pretty interesting idea to see and it's pretty rare that we get R-rated animated movies, but recently with shows like Big Mouth and Bojack Horseman on Netflix, there is certainly an audience and market for it. Especially with the success of 2018's Halloween, there is a solid chance that A Nightmare on Elm Street will continue on in some way, shape or form.