For Horror Freaks, Kevin Bacon and Freddy Krueger are both national treasures. The possibility of the iconic actor playing the iconic villain has set the internet aflutter. But is it really a possibility?
Hopefully, those excited by the prospect have been reading more than just the headlines; this is all hypothetical. Last Friday, Twitter user Bettie Toxic sent Bacon a Tweet, a random missive really:
“If a nightmare on elm street gets rebooted again, can we please get @kevinbacon as Freddy? I think he’d be fantastic”
To which Bacon replied:
“I like the way you think Bettie”
To be clear: This is nothing more than musings between a famous actor and an uber-fan.
It’s been over a year since Blood Disgusting announced another Nightmare on Elm Street reboot was in the works (August 5, 2015). Their source was “reputable” industry website tracking-board.com. There was never an official announcement from New Line, the franchise’s owner. Since then: Nothing. This does not bode well. To be clear: A Nightmare on Elm Street re-reboot hasn’t been officially announced. Sure, it’ll probably happen, but don’t expect anything to materialize for years.
And don’t expect Kevin Bacon to don the razor glove; major studios aren’t known for picking actors based on fan suggestions.
Nice thought, though!