Image Credit: Disney
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
candyman (1)

Get Out Star In Talks To Headline Jordan Peele’s Candyman Reboot

According to the folks over at SuperBroMovies, Get Out star Lakeith Stanfield is being eyed to headline the Candyman remake.
This article is over 5 years old and may contain outdated information

When it was first announced that Jordan Peele of Get Out fame was producing a “spiritual sequel” to Bernard Rose’s 1992 horror movie Candyman, the first question on everyone’s mind was whether or not Tony Todd would reprise his role as the titular killer, with a lot of fans simply refusing to picture anyone else in the part.

Recommended Videos

So far, though, we’ve heard nothing on whether Todd will be involved in the film and not only that, but casting news in general has been pretty hard to come by. But thanks to SuperBroMovies, we now have our first bit of intel, with the outlet reporting that Get Out‘s Lakeith Stanfield is in talks to star as Anthony, the main character who’s described as a “socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the urban legend of Candyman. After investigating the killer’s last known whereabouts, strange killings begin to occur around him. ”

From what we understand, Anthony’s role in the plot will be similar to that of Helen Lyle from the original, who was played by Virginia Madsen. And though Peele or anyone else involved in the project have yet to confirm this scoop, it’s easy enough to see it being accurate, given how Stanfield’s star is pretty hot right now and he’s already worked with the aforementioned director in the past.

As it stands, we don’t know much more about the Nia DaCosta-helmed reboot aside from all that, but it was revealed last year that the film will be set in the “now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.” Regardless, there’ll be plenty of time to learn what’s in store for us before the new Candyman arrives on June 12th, 2020.

In the meantime, Peele’s Us will be making its way into theaters on March 15th and will undoubtedly be one of the year’s most exciting and interesting horror movies.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Author
Image of Matt Joseph
Matt Joseph
Matt Joseph is the co-founder, owner and Editor in Chief of We Got This Covered. He currently attends the University of Western Ontario and is studying at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He works on We Got This Covered in his spare time and enjoys writing for the site.