Michael Rosenbaum to be the Next Freddy Kreuger?

Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum looks to be the leading rumour for the role of Freddy Kreuger in Michael Bay’s remake of a Nightmare on Elm St.

Cinematical says:

A Cinema Blend source says that Michael Rosenbaum has been lunching with Michael Bay. The assumption: this could mean that he’s talking with the director about the upcoming Nightmare on Elm Street remake. It’s a huge guess, but it’s one I’d be quite happy with.

If there is one think Rosenbaum has proven is that he can be evil. His character on Smallville has made a slow progression towards manipulative and heartless but still passionate about his focus. This is excellently done due solely to Michael Rosenbaum. He has proven himself quite the actor in his movie career as well.

It leaves a little sore spot to think of someone else playing Freddy Kreuger, however this is speculation so it is possible that Rosenbaum could play someone else entirely. Furthermore, Bay has more on his plate than his proposed remake of Nightmare on Elm St.

Could be any one of the 80s horror classic remakes headed this way with Bay’s foot in the door. Birds? Friday the 13th? or is it A Nightmare on Elm st?

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19 thoughts on “Michael Rosenbaum to be the Next Freddy Kreuger?

  1. Ron … ANY actor can be replaced. Some are just harder than others. Englund is far from irreplaceable. He did those movies in a rubber mask in the same outfit. Any impersonator with the same mask can pull off that job.

  2. Michael is my brother and when I watch him on t.v. or in a movie, I see the character that he is portraying. I am glad that he is done with Smallville because he came home to Indiana 2 weeks in a row and I was able to spend time with him even going to the arcade. It was a fun time.

  3. How about we don’t remake freddy and Jason movies. Let’s try making new ideas. this is getting sad in Hollywood. Michael Rosenbaum is a good actor but it is not about him, this shouldn’t even be a topic. He should be the bad guy in an original movie.

  4. All of those reasons against Rosenbaum have nothing to do with his talent. Rosenbaum can change his voice to be more sinister (much like Englund, Rosenbaum has done extensive voice acting), and the outfit is 90% in the face, which is easily done with makeup.

    Rosenbaum is 2 inches taller than Englund. He is also in better shape as Englund turns 61 this year. Check out Rosenbaum’s work outside of Smallville. He is quite a capable actor.

    Performing a tribute part of the character in community theater hardly qualifies you as better for the role let alone an extra in a haunted house. I saw the site you posted, and sad to say you don’t resemble him much aside from the shirt and claws. The makeup is vaguely Freddy-ish but far from accurate.

    This is still in the rumour stage. It is all speculation. Bay will be replacing Freddy with another actor and we will see what happens there. But it will be an actor.

  5. (Type your comment here. Make sure you’ve read the commenting rules before doing so)
    hay there rodney. So I had a few mis spelled words. I just would like to know that I make mistakes to .I also know that you not makeing this movie but if you watched smallville or any of the movies that michael has made then you would know why I said that he is not the best choice for the part . 1 he is to tall . 2 wrong kind of voice 3 he to thin even robert is biger then him . and Iam am still the best choice. if you dont bleave me check out nightmare at pinehaven videos and casts . or check out my space just put my name in chuck visger check it out then you might be convinced

  6. Well there “Chuck” the first stage to getting a successful audition is not to bash your competition. Second step is not to type in all caps. The third step is to actually save that speech for someone who has ANYTHING to do with the movie.

    The Movie Blog is a website dedicated to the discussion and sharing opinions on movies. We are not making this movie.

    Rosenbaum can play Freddy and STILL be on Smallville. Nothing says he would leave Rmallville just to be in one movie.

    and lastly, for all that respect you have for the original Freddy actor, his name is Robert Englund.

  7. MY NANE IS CHUCK VISGER AND I THINK THAT MICHAEL ROSENBAUM SHOULD STAY ON SMALLVILLE ! I DONT THINK HE WOULD BE ALL THAT GREAT AS FREDDY . I THINK I SHOUD BE THE ONE TO PLAY HIM BE CAUSE IF YOU USE A NO NAME YOU GET BETTER MOVIE . IVE PLAYED FREDDY FOR 3 SEASONS AT NIGHTMARE AT PINEHAVEN IN MN LOOK UP NIGHTMARE AT PINEHAVEN FARM THEN GO IN TO CASTS AND CLICK ON CHUCK THEN YOU WILL SEE ! IT TAKES ME 3 HOURS TO DO MY ONE MAKE UP EVEAN LOOK AT MY SPACE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT I WOULD BE THE BEST CHOICE . SO TACK A LOOK THEN YOU DECIDE THANKS CHUCK VISGER AND AS FOR MICHAEL STAY ON SMALLVILLE . AND I HAVE ALL THE RESPECT FOR ROBERT ENGLEND . I WOULD TRY TO DO HIS CARACTER LIKE HIM I KNOW ALL HIS MOVES WITH WALKING AND GLOVE MOVEMENTS THANKS PS WATCH THE VIDEO ON NIGHTMARE AT PINE HAVEN

  8. This is absurd. There is absolutely no reason to remake this movie. It makes me sick how shallow the creative pool in Hollywood has truly become!

  9. Now just a gosh darn minute.

    Rosenbaum has lunch with Bay…it could mean another film, it could mean Elm Street, it could be….having lunch with Michael Bay. For all we know,they are talking about Transformers 2 or how good the food is.

  10. I really like Rosenbaum, 1. he went to WKU, 2. does a great on Smallville, 3. He was in Poolhall Junkies (AWESOME MOVIE)……However, i am not to crazy about a remake to a Nightmare on Elm St.

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