A Nightmare on Elm Street: Heather Langenkamp wants to fight Freddy one last time

Blumhouse Productions got John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis involved with their trilogy of Halloween sequels, which wraps up with this weekend’s release of Halloween Ends, so it was no surprise when the company’s founder Jason Blum said they would bring Robert Englund back as Freddy Krueger if they ever got the chance to make a Nightmare on Elm Street movie. And if you have Englund back as Freddy, why not find a way to bring Heather Langenkamp back as his nemesis Nancy Thompson as well? Especially since Langenkamp says she wants to fight Freddy one last time.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Langenkamp said,

If Nancy could fight Freddy one last time, I would really like that. Gosh, I would love to see a future in that. I’ve been really watching the Halloween saga that’s been out, and I’ve loved watching Jamie Lee Curtis get to play that part. This age, where I think we have so much to give to those storylines. I wish I was in control of that, but it’s one of those Hollywood very complicated things.”

The rights to the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise are now in the hands of Wes Craven’s estate, but we’ve heard nothing promising about future Freddy movies despite the fact that they’ve been taking pitches for almost three years now. Elijah Wood’s company SpectreVision has made it clear they want a chance to make an Elm Street movie, and Scream (2022) co-writer Guy Busick has said he wants to write one. As mentioned above, Blumhouse is also interested in getting in on the Freddy action. So why isn’t this moving forward? Robert Englund isn’t getting any younger!

While we hold on to the hope that Langenkamp will play Nancy in another Nightmare on Elm Street movie someday, she can currently be seen in the Mike Flanagan / Christopher Pike / Netflix series The Midnight Club, where she’s a rather prominent presence. Langenkamp played Nancy Thompson in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, then played herself in the meta follow-up Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.

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Source: Entertainment Tonight

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