In an interview with FEARnet, Elm Street producer Bradley Fuller said that it is too early to start talking about a sequel. He also talked about Platinum Dunes' decision to dump Robert Englund and "funny Freddy," in an effort to bring a serious tone back to the franchise.
"I think it's one thing to give the audience funny Freddy, funny Freddy (for lack of a better term), and then the serious Freddy, when they've come to expect and love the character played by that guy to be a certain way. What we're hoping is that audiences are open to letting someone else interpret the role, and hopefully there aren't the same expectations. Jackie hasn't been funny for the last seven movies; so I don't know if they come to it with the same expectations. I get that they have expectations about Freddy Krueger, but hopefully, when they see Jackie playing the role, some of those expectations get jettisoned and they start to embrace what he's doing… We'd like to do more.
Read entire Fuller and Andrew Form interview here.