With Jordan Peele’s Candyman remake set for release for sometime in 2020, fan’s of the original can rejoice in knowing that the movie will feature the return of the film’s original Star, Tony Todd.
Back in January of this year, Todd expressed his desire in getting the opportunity to be a part of the new Peele directed, reboot. Although at one point, Todd made it clear that he had mixed feelings regarding a reboot, since then, the Star has not only come around to the prospect of a new film but embraced it, stating that he would like to be part of the remake.
“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. That’s his words. No matter what happens with that, it’s gonna just put renewed attention on the original.” said Tony Todd, in a statement to Sofa King Magazine, regarding the 2020 remake of Candyman.
The original film saw release back in 1992, Starring Tony Todd as the titular Candyman, along with Virginia Madsen and Xander Berkely. The horror movie, eventually went on to gross $25.7 million in its native country, spawning two sequels and now, Peele’s remake. It is unclear on what Todd’s role will be in the Candyman remake, but it is nevertheless, nice to see that the movie will see his return.