When one thinks of quintessential actors from the 1980’s, odds are that Corey Feldman will come up in conversation. Really, it’s hard not to remember of some of his more well known roles in films such as The Goonies, The Lost Boys, Stand by Me and The ‘Burbs when recalling the decade that also brought us “Frankie Say Relax” and “Where’s the Beef?”
But to horror aficionados, he’ll be remembered as having taken part in killing Jason Voorhees. Granted, it’s something that’s happened several times since in the Friday the 13th franchise, but it was intended on being a definitive ending when the aptly titled The Final Chapter originally hit theaters.
Not surprisingly, Feldman is more than willing to reprise his role, this time as a grown up Tommy Jarvis in what he envisions as being this series’ “own kind of H20.” In other words, he wouldn’t mind ignoring all other Friday films aside from the first four, just as H20 disregarded all prior Halloween movies other than the first two.
In fact, it sounds like this came close to happening at one point – but then something derailed those proposed plans:
“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.”
As it turned out, the sequel to the reboot never happened – even though a script exists – nor did another attempt at a reboot. And now with the franchise being in legal limbo, nobody knows when we’ll see Jason on the big screen again. Still, be sure to let us know in the comments section below if you’d like to see Friday the 13th get its own H20 of sorts one day.