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Tony Todd Discusses His Role In Jordan Peele’s CandyMan Reboot

Sofa King Cool Magazine caught with Tony Todd at The Nickel City Con and we discussed his role In Jordan Peele’s Candyman Reboot, how he got his role in Platoon, and his upcoming TV show


Jordan Peele (US) will be producing CANDYMAN, as well as penning the script alongside Win Rosenfeld. The new film will be returning to the neighbourhood where the Candyman legend first began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. When it was reported that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) would be starring in the new Candyman movie, many  jumped to the conclusion that the Yale grad would be taking over the title role from horror icon Tony Todd. Apparently, as clarified by the upcoming film’s director Nia DaCosta, that is not the case.

NIA DaCOSTA:  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.”

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be playing “an artist who becomes obsessed with the bloody legend,”