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In August 2015, news broke that New Line Cinema was in the works of rebooting the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise once again. Naturally, fans began discussing in online forums who should play the new iconic villain Freddy Krueger. Since Robert Englund has publicly stated that he has "made my peace with it being over", it is time to pass the torch. Many fans will argue that no one can ever "replace" Robert because Robert IS Freddy. Freddy IS Robert. But this isn't about replacing Robert. It's about creating a new Freddy for a new generation.

In 2010, Jackie Earle Haley was given the opportunity to don the sweater and glove in Robert's stead. The film was received with mixed emotions but most fans felt underwhelmed by the movie as a whole. As fantastic of an actor as Jackie is, most fans just don't see Jackie reprising his role as Freddy again.

So, it's time to find someone new. Many names have been tossed around ever since the news broke of a new Nightmare film being in the works. Should they cast a known actor? An unknown? A young actor? An older actor?

After much deliberation, many fans feel that they have found the man who would best fill the large boots left behind by Robert Englund.

That man is DOUG JONES.

Doug is widely known throughout Hollywood as one of the premier character actors. He has appeared in various productions while donning layers of makeup and costumes. Doug NAILS IT every single time. But "Dougie" isn't just a fantastic character actor. He is an amazing actor in general. Doug has appeared in numerous roles throughout his career, be them big-budget productions or small independent films. Doug has played striking characters in Pan's Labyrinth (the Faun & the Pale Man), Abe Sapien and the Angel of Death in the Hellboy films, the ever-so-creepy Gentleman in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and so many more.

Doug's physical presence on screen is captivating and striking. As a contortionist, his ability to manipulate his body to maximize visual characteristics of his characters is second to none. Freddy Krueger is a nightmarish figure. Freddy's on-screen presence should be captivating and terrifying. Without a doubt, a man with many talents like Doug can pull this off. If Doug's small role as the Pale Man made Stephen King "squirm like crazy" in his seat, Doug can once again make Freddy truly haunting and memorable.

Doug has both the acting chops and the physical talent to make Freddy Krueger absolutely terrifying once again and it's time to give him the opportunity.

We, as hardcore fans of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, petition to Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema to choose DOUG JONES as the next FREDDY KRUEGER.

With Doug Jones behind the makeup, anything is possible.

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