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Jordan Peele Casts New Candyman For Reboot

Jordan Peele Casts New Candyman For Reboot

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Jordan Peele On Kanye West's "Sunken Place" Comments: "He's Trying To Tell His Truth"
Source: YouTube

Will Tony Todd make an appearance in the reboot?

Jordan Peele has chosen a new actor to take on the role of Candyman. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in talks to star in the lead role of the horror film remake, according to Variety. Abdul-Mateen portrayed Black Manta in Aquaman. Other acting credits include the upcoming Watchmen TV series on HBO, as well as Peele’s Us.

READ: “It’s About Time”: Actor Tony Todd Backs Potential Jordan Peele Remake Of Classic Horror Film 

The Candyman reboot is being described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original. The movie will take place at the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood, which was the setting of the original film.

Tony Todd, the original Candyman who had previously expressed his interest in appearing in the reboot, offered his blessings on Twitter following the news of Abdul-Mateen taking up the character.

When news of the remake initially came about, Todd said that it was about time that Candyman make a return.

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“…I know Jordan is a fan of the character and moi, which is wonderful to hear and I’m a fan of his,” Todd said. “…if the fans want it, you gotta give the people what they want.”

“As long as it’s done well, and Jordan is an intelligent screenwriter. I know he would probably do his very best,” Todd added. “It’s an iconic character that has withstood the test of time.”

Peele is producing the reboot while Nia DaCosta is directing.

Source: Variety

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