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Tony Todd Confident That Fans Will Be Happy With Candyman Reboot

Via Forbes, actor Tony Todd has stated that next year's Candyman reboot will please those fans of the original cult classic.

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Nia DaCosta’s upcoming Candyman reboot is still very much incubating in the bowels of development. And no, it won’t feature Aquaman actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the role previously occupied by Tony Todd.

That’s according to DaCosta herself, who recently sat down with Collider (h/t Bloody Disgusting) to discuss all things Candyman, including the involvement of writer-director-producer Jordan Peele, who looks set to continue his red-hot filmmaking streak after delivering two modern horror classics in Get Out and this year’s Us.

The interview itself is naturally light on plot details, but DaCosta did take a moment to stress that her upcoming reboot will not replace Tony Todd, in which a murderous soul (read: Candyman) is summoned by an unsuspecting grad student. Horror ensues.

Via Collider:

Well, it’s been slightly misreported. I can’t say what’s happening in the film because we want it to be a surprise, but he’s not replacing Tony Todd. That’s been reported, and I was just like, ‘I don’t know what to say about this. This is not right.’

That tells us Tony Todd may well have a part to play in next year’s Candyman reboot. Indeed, while speaking to Forbes (again, h/t Bloody Disgusting), the man himself touched base on Candyman, and why he’s confident that it’ll please those fans of the original cult classic from ’92.

In Jordan Peele’s case, I really like what I’ve seen of his work so far. I have full confidence in that remake being in competent hands and he and I have talked. I can’t say anything further than that, but I think the fans are going to be happy.

Candyman is yet to carve out a release date of its own, but we’ll notify you if and when that changes.

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