The Friday the 13th franchise has been on ice for almost a decade. And while attempts to revive Jason Voorhees have been somewhat unsuccessful in recent years, fan enthusiasm for the iconic slasher seems to remain high. As it turns out, one person who's still interested in seeing the Friday the 13th franchise return is none other than Tommy Jarvis actor Corey Feldman. In fact, the actor recently opened up and explained how he would like to see the franchise return to the silver screen -- by taking a few cues from Halloween: H20. Feldman elaborated:
I've long had this vision of doing our own kind of [Halloween:] H20, which I thought would be great. Everyone seems to have this huge crush on the Tommy Jarvis character. People really got, I don't know, into the concept about where Tommy is going. They tried to bring him back with three different movies. And every single one never panned out the right way. And yeah, that's because it's not Tommy Jarvis, it's a guy playing Tommy Jarvis. But let's get back to the roots. Same thing they did with H20.
Although Tommy Jarvis has popped up here and there in the years since Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter debuted, Feldman seems to think that the best way to revive him for the modern age would be to explicitly cast him in the role again and cap off his arc with Jason in a mano-a-mano fight. This process would allow the franchise to ignore most of the weaker sequels, and create a new narrative taking place three decades after the events of The Final Chapter.
As far as roadmaps go, H20 is arguably a solid direction. The belated Halloween sequel is widely regarded as one of the superior entries in the entire Halloween franchise, and (despite changes made by Halloween: Resurrection) it effectively capped off the series when it debuted back in 1998.
The Friday the 13th series could easily do the same with a similarly belated sequel to The Final Chapter. By picking up with Corey Feldman's version of Tommy Jarvis, it creates a sense of continuity for the franchise as a whole and could help cap off a proper arc for this iconic horror universe. This property has needed a fitting final chapter for quite some time, and this could be a great way to provide it. Corey Feldman's comments to Yahoo Movies (via Movie Web) indicate that New Line seems open to the idea, so we will have to wait and see what happens.