There was a lot of complaining when it was announced that the great Robert Englund would not be returning as Freddy Krueger for the new Nightmare on Elm Street relaunch. To me it made sense. It’s a new beginning for the franchise, so you NEED to change actors. I love Englund… but you need a new Freddy for a new start.
Replacing him wasn’t going to be easy, but they ended up making the PERFECT choice when they cast Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach from The Watchmen).
Anyway, the good folks over at Coming Soon are giving us our first peek at what Freddy is looking like. He’s still in the shadows here, but they are CLEARLY not moving far away from the classic look of the character. What do you think?