Candyman star claims the audience will be more than satisfied with the film's reboot.
Although the original Candyman star Tony Todd isn’t saying much about the upcoming reboot, he does believe fans will be pleased with what director, Nia DaCosta and co-writer/producer Jordan Peele (Get Out and Us) have pitched in for the franchise. In an interview with Forbes, the 64-year-old discussed his interests to be involved in new takes on some of his previous work, such as this film and Final Destination.
“Candyman and Final Destination were both successful franchises that I was a part of,” Todd explained. “I would be honored if I was asked to return again. It would be dependent on the script. I have no interest in doing something just to do it. If the script is new and challenging and provides new light on characters I have already established, I'd want to be part of that.”
MGM is yet to reveal the specifics of Tony Todd's character in the Candyman reboot.
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As for the Candyman reboot, in particular, Todd had some positive outlooks that explain why the viewers will be happy with it, though he remains vague on what his potential involvement may be.
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Tony said, “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.”
The latest update from DaCosta, one of the officials from the film confirmed that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) is not replacing Tony Todd. However, that necessarily doesn’t mean Todd will be reprising the titular role, either. But for what it's worth, it sounds like this film’s star will be personifying a new character, possibly one who will eventually become Candyman or some new incarnation of the urban legend.
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Whatever the rumors say, it appears that Tony Todd's portrayal of this character is still very much a part of the same universe as the upcoming film's, which could mean that the actor might perhaps embody his original role in some form or extent. Though it's still far from telling as to what contributions Todd will add to the film’s narratives.
Watch the best scenes from Candyman (1992).
This modern version of Candyman, described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original, will take place in the same Chicago neighborhood made famous by Tony Todd’s chilling rendition of a malicious spirit called Candyman, also known as Daniel Robitaille.
The film will be helmed by Nia DaCosta with a screenplay jointly scribed by Peele and Win Rosenfeld whereas MGM will produce and finance the film.
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Production on the film is underway and the film is set to hit the theaters on June 12th, 2020.