New Poster Jordan Peele's 'CANDYMAN'
What in the heck are you up to Mr. Peele?
In a matter of days, fans will finally get their first look at Jordan Peele’s CANDYMAN.
Peele, vis-a-vis Candyman’s official Twitter account, formally announced the news through a brief teaser daring fans to tweet the word #candyman 5 times. The 6-second clip features co-stars Yayha Abdul Mateen II and Teyonah Parris joyously (and likely to their detriment) repeating the name of Cabrini-Green’s hook-wielding antagonist - CANDYMAN!
The Oscar-winning filmmaker co-wrote the script with Tribeca Film Festival Award-winner and Director Nia DaCosta (Little Woods). Based on the little we know, Peele’s spiritual sequel will follow If Beale Street Could Talk’s Teyonah Parris who will reportedly play the girlfriend of an art dealer played by Abdul-Mateen II who is obsessed with the legend of Candyman. Previous reports pegged Get Out’s Lakeith Stanfield was in line to play an art dealer named Anthony which, coincidentally happens to be the same name as the baby of Vanessa Williams’ character who was abducted by Tony Todd in 1992’s Candyman. There are also previous reports - which you can read here - that point to Tony Todd’s exciting but mysterious return to the series.
Check out the sweet poster and be sure to circle back once that first trailer drops this Thursday!
Candyman is set to hit theaters June 12, 2020.