Us writer-director Jordan Peele recently announced he will produce and co-write the upcoming Candyman reboot. Now, the film's original star Tony Todd has revealed he will appear in the film.
Todd confirmed his involvement in the Candyman reboot at Nickel City Con in New York City. "Out of the blue, I got a phone call from Jordan Peele. We’re still waiting for the contract, but the way he explained it to me was that it’s gonna be applause-worthy moments," he shared. "That’s his words. No matter what happens with that, it’s gonna just put renewed attention on the original."
Tony Todd played the titular villain in the first Candyman film as well as its two sequels. The character is the son of a slave whose hand was cut off and replaced with a hook for being in love with a white woman.
Peele has said that the original Candyman film was an influence on his love of horror. The director has created some of the most popular horror/thriller films of the last decade, including 2019's Us and 2017's Get Out.
Candyman is directed by Nia DaCosta with a script by Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. It stars Tony Todd, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris. The film releases on on June 12, 2020.