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First things first: Englund still looks and sounds perfect as Freddy. Yes, the actor may be 71 years old, but who can tell under all that makeup? In recent years, Englund has said that he’s now too old for the part, whenever asked if he would return to play Freddy once more. But he’s obviously changed his mind, as he’s willing to put on that red and green sweater again for an appearance on a TV comedy. So could there be more to this return to Freddy than meets the eye?
Our educated guess is that Englund has seen all the positive buzz surrounding Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter’s return to the Halloween franchise, in the forthcoming sequel that is set to hit next month, and maybe wants something similar to cap off his career as Freddy. Could Englund be gearing up for a Halloween style “many years later/back to basics” sequel of his own? New Line has to realize this would be far more popular than another reboot. And next year is the 35th anniversary of Wes Craven’s original A Nightmare on Elm Street. It certainly seems the stars are aligning, and this might be the first hint.
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