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Why Robert Englund Didn’t Return For The Nightmare On Elm Street Remake

Why Robert Englund Didn’t Return For The Nightmare On Elm Street Remake

Robert Englund has turned up, at least officially, as Freddy Krueger in eight A Nightmare on Elm Street movies, and remains one of the most iconic of all the horror villains. However, Englund didn’t come back for the flawed reboot of the franchise in 2010, with the part instead going to Jackie Earle Haley. ScreenRant have now looked at why he didn’t reprise his role in Samuel Bayer’s picture, and here’s what they found.

Unfortunately, there really isn’t much in the way of a shock as to why Englund didn’t return as Freddy in the remake. Effectively, the producers wanted to go in a different direction with the character, particularly in terms of making him scarier and less comical than the version that the actor had developed since 1984. According to him, he wasn’t even keen on a cameo appearance, and had this to say at the time:

“Oh no,

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