News Robert Englund Gives Kevin Bacon His Approval to Play Freddy Krueger! Published 2 years ago on September 28, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet When I first heard the rumour about Kevin Bacon as Freddy Kreuger, I have to admit, I just laughed it away. Well, as we reported back in July, New Line is hoping to reboot the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise at some point. But one question remains, who will be under the makeup? Robert Englund seems to be happy to go with Bacon. While taking part in an interview with the guys over at Cinema Blend, Englund dropped Bacon’s name in regard to him playing the iconic role: “Well the gossip I’ve heard, and I don’t know how valid this is, but there has been some talk about using, or perhaps he’s been approached, Kevin Bacon,” said Englund. “Yeah. I think that would be great. He’s in one of my favorite little horror movies, Stir of Echoes, and you should check it out if you haven’t seen it. And I just think Kevin’s the right size. I think he respects horror movies. He doesn’t make fun of them. I think it would be real interesting.” When a fan tweeted Bacon last summer to ask if he’d ever play Freddy, Bacon simply tweeted out: “I like the way you think“… which sounds like he’s willing to take on the role. What do you guys think? Would you like to see Kevin Bacon as Freddy Krueger? Related Topics:Freddy KruegerKevin BaconNew LineNightmare on Elm StreetRobert Englund Up Next Another New ‘Jigsaw’ Trap Features Bolted Chains Around Necks Don't Miss Original ‘Gremlins’ Director Joe Dante Explains the Hold Up on Next Film Advertisement You may like New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Begins Filming in Australia This Year, With James Wan Producing! ‘Dream Warriors’ 6″ Freddy Krueger Figure Joins Mezco’s Designers Series The Legendary Robert Englund to Host Travel Channel’s New Series “Shadows of History” ‘Tremors: The Complete Collection’ Heading to (UK) Blu-Ray via Universal ‘The Midnight Man’ Starring Lin Shaye and Robert Englund Scores an Official Release Date Travis Z’s ‘The Midnight Man’ Co-Staring Robert Englund and Lin Shaye Gets a Trailer Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News15 hours ago Linda Hamilton is Back and Ready to Battle New Machines in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer! News1 day ago Linda Hamilton Walks Alone in New ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Poster; Trailer Drops Thursday! Reviews1 day ago Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ Manages to Convey a Very Creepy and Foreboding Atmosphere Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago Warner Bros. Releasing Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK This June Music2 days ago Kerrang Magazine Shares New Images of Corey Taylor’s New Mask Created by Tom Savini! News2 days ago Jason Blum Teases ‘Halloween 2’ Announcement: “Working on it” News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Receives an R-Rating for Strong Sadistic Violence News4 weeks ago New ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Image Reveals a Closer Look at Chucky’s Face News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie Teases ‘Three From Hell’ Trailer Debut and Shares New Captain Spaulding Image News4 weeks ago Sigourney Weaver Has Reportedly Joined Jason Reitman’s New ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie News15 hours ago Linda Hamilton is Back and Ready to Battle New Machines in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer! News3 days ago Evil Child Does Horrific Things in the Final Trailer for ‘Brightburn’ News1 week ago [Video] New ‘Child’s Play’ Featurette Showcases Six Animatronic Chucky Dolls News1 week ago Watch the New Restricted Trailer for Zombie Horror Comedy ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ News1 week ago Horror Icon Linnea Quigley Takes on Clowns in the Official Trailer for ‘Clownado’ Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!