Billy Bob Thornton as Freddy Krueger? No


We are still two years out from the Michael Bay produced remake the 1980s classic “A Nightmare on Elm Street. So it may be too early to place any bets, but Freddy himself, Robert Englund, started a rumor on the radio call in show “Lovelines” last week, saying that Billy Bob Thornton could possibly be involved in this remake. Perhaps as the striped sweatered dark dreamlord, Freddy Krueger? Now that’s a rumor I could get behind. Thornton is known for his offbeat role selection and he can certainly act when needed.

Since this remake seems to be on the fast track and it is going to happen. I personally, would not have a problem with this casting decision if it turned out to be true. He could bring some depth to the role, while at the same time hamming it up when needed.


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10 thoughts on “Billy Bob Thornton as Freddy Krueger? No

  1. MetaGirl says:

    What I wanna know is what could Robert Englund possibly have to contribute in terms of advice on my sex life.

  2. Not bad casting at all, IMO. Though this series has never really been my cup of tea. Sure, there’ll be tons of backlash if Englund doesn’t resume the role, but *someone* else has to play the character eventually.

    I’m more interested in how the Friday the 13 movie is gonna turn out though.

  3. brian says:

    im just too curiousty is robert enlund retired from alter ego as
    freddy kruger? i just wana know and why have replace other actor as billy bob thronton?

  4. wentforbroke says:

    In a world of movie remakes, Elm St. was sure to hit the list sooner or later. And it should come as no shock that Robert will not be taking up his old roll. (Although I bet there will be a cameo) Hellraiser is something else I would like to see remade. With the advance of movie tech, I’m willing to bet the Cenobites could really put a scare on us now.

  5. I have thought about it – even played around with an install. I was just never sure how much people might use them.

    Maybe I will “soft launch” the one I already have up and see if anyone uses it.

  6. I love all of the Freddy Krueger’s movies and i am really looking
    forward 2 see da remake!!!But i just dont think it will be good
    becuz Robert Englund will not be playing da part of Freddy.
    I know dat it waz him who suggested Billy Bob but he should do it for da FANS one more time!!!!It wont be da same without him!

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