In which the horror remake of Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele finds his star.
After a host of rumors and a seemingly endless parade of fan-casting suggestions, Nia DaCosta's Candyman remake (directed next year via Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions) found his villain: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, last seen giving Jason Momoa what's needed in James Wan Aquaman, is currently in talks to play in the movie.
The news comes to us through Variety, who also states that Abdul-Mateen II will soon be seen in the next issue of HBO. guardians series. Dude was great like AquamanBlack Manta, but can we also take a moment to appreciate the taste of the man in the projects of kind?
As you know, the new Candyman is a "spiritual sequel" to the original Bernard Rose dating back to 1992, following a graduate student who investigated the information that a master builder bracketed would have threatened the projects Chicago Cabrini-Green. New Candyman will bring action in this same neighborhood, with a touch of modernity. Given the history of this franchise (which also includes the Candyman: Farewell to the flesh and Candyman 3: the day of the dead), we assume that this version will also include a large stream of social commentary. Needless to say, we can not wait.
Nothing to report on Candyman for now, but this is one of our most anticipated projects, and we will remain alert for further updates. Stay tuned.