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Tony Todd will be involved in Jordan Peele's Candyman Remake slated for 2020

Tony Todd Added to Cast of Jordan Peele’s Candyman

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.

Get Out Movie Review - Smart Horror Satire 1

Get Out Movie Review – Smart Horror Satire

Sometimes the smartest Hollywood satire tends to sneak its way onto screens through genre means. Think of John Carpenter’s They Live a brilliant attack on capitalist culture that also happens to be a hilariously stupid action, horror, sci-fi lark starring a professional wrestler. Comedian Jordan Peele (the one from Key &) has unexpectedly delivered the latest example of this form with his deftly intelligent, bitingly funny, and damn entertaining horror/thriller/satire Get Out. Essentially a racialized twist on The Stepford Wives with bigger laughs and better scares, Get Out is the type of directorial debut that would be heralded as the arrival of an important new cinematic voice were it not for the fact Peele has been around for years, just working in a very different capacity. God bless Blumhouse for giving him just enough resources to pull it off, and Universal for giving the movie a wide release on a fairly quiet movie weekend. Hopefully, it’ll be a big old hit. Everyone deserves it, especially audiences.

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