I’m going to say up front that as rumors go, this one is a bit sketchy. But it’s an interesting notion, and in the interests of reporting everything we get our hands on unfiltered, here it is.

Tonight I got an email from a friend of the site who says she was lucky enough to spot Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum out and about lunching with Michael Bay in Hollywood this past weekend. Now they could be out having some sort of secret gay affair I suppose, or maybe they’re secret BFFs, but our source seems to think that they were talking business, and that their business may have been Michael Bay’s reboot of the classic horror movie Nightmare on Elm Street. And here’s where the speculation gets really unsubstantiated and crazy… our source guesses that this could mean Rosenbaum is up for the role of young Freddy Krueger, since Bay will need one to fill Robert Englund’s shoes.

However, Michael Bay has a lot of pokers in the fire and they could have really been talking about anything. Maybe he wants him to voice a robot in Transformers 2. But Rosenbaum is about the right age to put on the claws and play Freddy in a reboot, and for some weird reason it’s easy to picture him actually excelling at the role. He’d never be Robert Englund, but Rosenbaum actually might not be half bad.

Oddly enough, Rosenbaum has actually worked with the original Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund before. In 1998 they both appeared in Urban Legend.

For now it’s all wild conjecture, but Bay and Rosenbaum are definitely up to something, and I seriously doubt it has anything to do with Smallville or buying matching charm bracelets.

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