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 James Wan Produced ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Begins Filming in Australia Robert Englund Regrets Not Doing ‘Krueger: The First Kills’ Prequel Movie 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” First Images of Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in “The Goldbergs” TV Series! Comments Advertisement Facebook Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News6 hours ago Jamie Lee Curtis Says Fans Will Go “Bonkers” Over Kyle Richards In ‘Halloween Kills’ News1 day ago Check Out Original ‘Halloween’ Star Sandy Johnson’s Instagram, Dedicated to Michael Myers News2 days ago Lin Shaye Says ‘Insidious: Chapter 5’ Will Probably Begin Production Next Year News2 days ago [Trailer] ‘Phantasm’ Star A. Michael Baldwin Must Face Brutal Killer in ‘PickAxe’ Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago 88 Films Releasing Lamberto Bava’s ‘Macabre’ on UK Blu-Ray This February News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Has Wrapped Filming in Wilmington, North Carolina News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Image Teases the Return of Michael Myers News2 weeks ago Crew Tease Three of the Masks Michael Myers Will Use in ‘Halloween Kills’ News1 week ago [Video] Uncropped Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Halloween Kills’ News4 weeks ago Nancy Stephens Spotted on the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ in Wilmington, North Carolina News2 days ago [Trailer] ‘Phantasm’ Star A. Michael Baldwin Must Face Brutal Killer in ‘PickAxe’ News1 week ago [Video] Uncropped Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Halloween Kills’ News1 week ago New Trailer for Italian Horror Slasher ‘Blood Bags’ Awakens Bloodthirsty Creature News2 weeks ago [Trailer 2] Take Another Look at Blumhouse’s ‘Black Christmas’ Remake News2 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘Crypsis’ Feasts on Human Flesh This December on DVD and On Demand Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!