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Candyman Director Teases Tony Todd’s Return to the Franchise

February 28, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Candyman Tony Todd

The new Candyman trailer launched on Thursday and while it had no sign of Tony Todd, the director has teased the star’s appearance in the movie. Nia DaCosta spoke with SyFy Wire and all but confirmed that Todd is in the film.

“Well well well … I really love Tony Todd, he’s iconic,” DaCosta said. “And I will say what we’ve done with this film is … is great. And Tony’s great. Jordan’s great. I don’t want to give anything away.”

The film returns to the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects, which served as the setting of the first film, once stood. The synopsis for the film, which arrives on June 12th, reads:

Don’t say his name.

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

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Candyman, Tony Todd, Jeremy Thomas