(1969-1987) is a fictional character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series of films. He was portrayed by Ira Heiden in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Although he cannot walk under ordinary circumstances and uses a wheelchair, Will can walk whilst in a dream state. He can also use various forms of magic while in the dream world. Will Stanton is committed at Westin Hills Psychiatric Home along with several other kids from Elm Street who have been having nightmares about Freddy Krueger, the dream stalker who was vanquished by Nancy Thompson six years ago. Nancy comes to visit Will and her friends at the hospital. Nancy is the only person who believes their story, as she was one of a few people who managed to defeat Freddy in the past. Apparently, Will tried to end his life, but he survived and was left disabled as a result. One night, Will is awakened by Joey Crusel, who witnesses fellow inmate Philip Anderson leaping to his death. It is actually not a suicide. It was their nemesis Freddy Krueger, controlling Philip as a puppet and making Philip's death seem like his sleepwalking habits had caused the fatal fall. Will and the other inmates become the Dream Warriors and they attempt to save their comatose friend Joey by coming into the same dream. Joey was captured by Freddy after they fell asleep and he wandered off. Joey was left suspended above a fire pit, after he was seduced by Freddy, disguised as the nurse Joey had a crush on. Eventually, the Dream Warriors save Joey from a horrible fate. However, Will soon faces Freddy, during the group dream, Will finds himself in a narrow hallway and is attacked by a wheelchair with spikes on it (A similar wheel chair is used by Alice Johnson to attack Freddy in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. It injures his legs, but before it can rebound, Will blows it up using his magic powers to stop the wheelchair dead in its track. Unfortunately Freddy appears; Will attacks with the lightning causing seemingly no effect. As he moves in closer Freddy then kills Will by stabbing him in the chest with his clawed glove.
In the Nightmare on Elm Street comic series, Will Stanton makes several appearances. He appears in Nightmares on Elm Street, a six-issue miniseries published by Innovation Comics. When Neil Gordon ventures into the dream world to confront Freddy Krueger, he encounters Will Stanton, Taryn White, Roland Kincaid, and other characters from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Will also makes an appearance in Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: Nightmare Warriors, when the new Dream Master, Jacob Johnson, summons Amanda Krueger and the Dream Warriors.