.After seemingly hanging up the clawed glove and stripey jumper for good fifteen years ago, Robert Englund is reprising his iconic role as Freddy Krueger – but only for the small screen. He’s going to appear in a Halloween episode of ABC sitcom The Goldbergs.
Speaking to ‘CinemaBlend’, the actor explained his decision to step away from the role:
“I’m too old to do another Freddy now. 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 shit. So it’s fun that the last moment of me ever playing Freddy is a wink to the audience.”
The 2010 remake starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy wasn’t too well received, but what’s the betting that they’ll try again if the new Halloween is the hit we expect it to be? Who do you think would be a good Freddy?