As reported by Bloody Disgusting, Moseley responded to one curious fan (Nick Younker) that, given the opportunity, he wouldn’t think twice about slipping on those gnarly gloves to become the next Freddy Krueger. And just like that, there’s an online petition calling on Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema to consider Bill Moseley for the seemingly vacant gig.
Truth be told, there hasn’t been a new installment in the Elm Street series since 2010’s woeful reboot and, frankly, the less said about that, the better. Still, word is New Line is quietly plotting the cinematic equivalent of a blank slate for Krueger and A Nightmare on Elm Street, overall, though there hasn’t been a single shred of tangible info since it was unveiled three years ago.
That’s left the Elm Street franchise a little anxious about the future of Freddy, but at least in the eyes of Nick Younker (and another 120 horror fans), Bill Moseley could be the man for the job.
And here’s what the petition suggests, courtesy of Change.org:
Horror fans want a say in the remakes big studios are putting out, including who is cast in a remake of the treasured films we grew up on. This includes the rumored remake (attempt #2) of A Nightmare on Elm Street. We are a collective of social media users on Twitter that have weighed in on the casting of the new Fred Krueger, and we feel that only Bill Moseley can portray this character to our expectations.
To Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema: if you’re viewers mean anything to you, may we suggest listening to our devoted community? For your consideration, we the people nominate Bill Moseley to be cast as Fred Krueger (not Freddy) in any future “Elm Street” franchise film.
Are you ready for Freddy? Granted, Nick Younker alludes to “Fred Krueger” in his petition, so perhaps he’s calling for an alternate take on the famous horror icon?
We’ll know more once Warner and New Line’s future plans for A Nightmare on Elm Street begin to unravel.