Academy Award Nominee Jackie Earle Haley, whose portrayal of Rorschach most fans would agree was the best part of Watchmen, has officially signed on to reprise the role of Freddy Krueger in New Line’s upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. He steps into the horror icon’s shoes once filled by the great Robert Englund, who made the burn-scarred dream-stalking razor-fingered child-killer such an enduring legend of big-screen chills.
Check out Englund’s legendary Freddy in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
Here’s a clip from the Watchmen press tour that features Haley talking about how he could kill both his co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan and the interviewer with his black-belt training. And that’s without a glove made of knives.
And for funsies, see if you can spot Haley in this hilarious trailer for Dollman.