Corey Feldman on Tommy Jarvis' return to Friday the 13th

Recently we not only heard the news that Jamie Lee Curtis was going to be returning as Lauria Strode in Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN, but we actually saw the return of Alex Vincent as Andy in Don Mancini's CULT OF CHUCKY.

So what about Corey Feldman's return as Tommy Jarvis in FRIDAY THE 13TH?

First off, let me tell you not to get too excited. The following comes from an interview Feldman recently had with MovieWeb and it only details what MIGHT have been... back in the 80's.

Still, it is worth the read so give it a glance below and then make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media!

Cory Feldman on Tommy Jarvis' return:

I've long had this vision of doing our own kind of H20. Which I thought would be great. Everyone seems to have this huge crush on the Tommy Jarvis character. People really got, I don't know, into the concept about where Tommy is going. They tried to bring him back with three different movies. And every single one never panned out the right way. And yeah, that's because it's not Tommy Jarvis, it's a guy playing Tommy Jarvis. But let's get back to the roots. Same thing they did with H20. What would have happened if all those other movies were just some kind of bad nightmare. And the reality is that we last saw Tommy in the hospital room with his sister, and we think Jason is dead. You want to bring him back from that point, and continue the story thirty years later. Oh, my god, he still exists! That's the movie I think everyone wants to see. I actually pitched that. And we actually got as far as the writer, great guy, he was on board, and he really wanted to do this. He was excited. Barney Cohen, he was the original writer from Part 4. He wanted to come back. His concept was, if you're really going to do this, who else would you bring back? And I said, 'You have to go to Frank Mancuso, and get him back in the game.' As you know, he left the franchise years ago. And I think we should talk to Joe Zito, and get the original crew back together, and do it the right way. That was an idea we were floating. It all came down to the rights ordeal. And the reason there hasn't been another Friday the 13th movie in so long. Which is because it is owned by three different studios and five different properties. The problem is you have a franchise that is this is divided up by all this litigation.

He continues:

New Line came to me at one point and said, 'What do you think about the idea of bringing Tommy back?' And I was like, 'I'm all in! I've been waiting to do this forever! Let's go!' But that's when Platinum Dunes bought it. And they put out that remake. Which, I'll leave my opinion alone. But at the end of the day, I don't think the fans were too gungho about that. At the end of the day, they said 'Let's fix it.' And they wanted to fix it by doing the sequel that everyone wants to see. So it came back up again. But it was like, 'Nooooo! We're going to do a sequel to the reboot.' But that didn't happen. It got shut done.'

Hurm. While this interesting and all, what I want to know is what Thom Mathews thinks of returning as Tommy Jarvis in a FRIDAY THE 13TH sequel. After all, as classic as Feldman was as young Tommy, my preference has always been for Thom Mathews' version. But that's just me.

Hell, let's introduce time-travel and have the two battle Jason together! I'm joking by the way...

You can read Feldman's full interview RIGHT HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Seriously, what about Thim Mathews returning as Tommy Jarvis?
Source: Movie Web



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