MEET THE NEW “CANDYMAN”
THE NEW CANDYMAN IS BLACK MANTA
Among the recent string of productions Jordan Peele has yet to grace us with is the upcoming Candyman reboot. While Peele himself will not be directing, he has found the star who will take on the mantle of the titular character.
Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been cast as the Candyman. For those who are unfamiliar, Mateen II played Black Manta in the DC film Aquaman. No other details are available for his character, but this reboot will act as a spiritual sequel to the original 1992 film. Directed by Nia DaCosta, this film will return fans to the Cabrini-Green section of Chicago; but this time the neighborhood has become gentrified.
The Candyman reboot will premiere June 12, 2020.