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Titular Role Cast for Upcoming Candyman Reboot!


The Jordan Peele-produced Candyman reboot/spiritual sequel has cast its lead character. The film, which is being directed by Nora Ephron Award Winning director Nia DaCosta will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) in the titular role. Abdul-Mateen II is pictured above.

DaCosta will helm from a screenplay penned by Win Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele. The film is expected to enjoy a US release June 12, 2020. MGM will distribute the picture and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions will produce the upcoming feature.

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The project is being described as a ‘spiritual sequel’ to the original that will return to the now gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the housing project, Cabrini Green once existed. Spiritual sequel sounds an awful lot like reboot to me but I’ll reserve judgment until we glimpse the first trailer.

Tony Todd famously played the role of The Candyman (Daniel Robitaille) in the first three films in the series.  We don’t have any official word on whether or not Todd will appear in the reboot/spiritual sequel in some capacity but the actor has previously indicated that he would be happy to be a part of the film. We will let you know as soon as more details about the project are unearthed.

The original Candyman tells the story of a graduate student who unwittingly summons the titular character while conducting research for her thesis.

Featured Image Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Source: Variety

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Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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