O.G. CANDYMAN Tony Todd Has “Mixed Feelings” About Jordan Peele’s Reboot

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November 27th, 2018 was an exciting day for many horror aficionados. It was on that date when we first got word of an impending reboot of Candyman (produced by Oscar-winner Jordan Peele). The original film, based on a short story by Clive Barker and directed by Bernard Rose (who also wrote the screenplay) was ahead of its time but has become a cherished cult classic in the decades since its release.

Tony Todd’s contributions to the success of Candyman can’t be understated, nor can we ignore the historic and cultural importance of his performance. Though African American men are often cast as bad guys in films and TV, Todd’s Candyman was one of the first Black horror villains. His character was at once terrifying and beckoning and turned Todd into an enduring icon.

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Our friends at Syfy caught up with Todd recently to get his opinion regarding the reboot, and the actor admitted he has mixed feelings:

“I have mixed feelings because I thought they were gonna make this 15 years ago. If this had been 10 years ago when I had heard news, I would have been devastated. I would have fought for it. Now I’m in a different place. I’ve got so many other options that even if they make it without me, which I doubt, the attention the new movie will create will lead folks back to the original [film] because people like to see the source material.”

Syfy’s interview with Todd is absolutely worth reading in its entirety. Check it out, HERE.

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In case it’s been a while, you can check out the synopsis and trailer for 1992’s Candyman below. We’ll keep you posted on all reboot news as details emerge.

Synopsis:
Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) befriends Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams) whilere searching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago’s Near North Side. From Anne-Marie, Helen learns about the Candyman (Tony Todd), a knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believe to be responsible fora recent murder. After a mysterious man matching the Candyman’s description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that the legend may be all too real.

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