Nia DaCosta’s Candyman reboot is set to hit theaters this June, and with all the excitement around the new trailer that just dropped, now is as good a time as ever to check out the original trilogy!
While the first is undoubtedly the most notorious, it’s important to note that there actually is three of them. The original 1992 film is currently streaming on Netflix. The other two, Farewell to the Flesh and Candyman 3: Day of the Dead are both currently available on Amazon Prime. Most viewers will likely have both subscriptions, as they are some of the most common options on the market currently.
Tony Todd stars as the titular character in all three films. He will supposedly be reprising his role in Nia DaCosta’s 2020 film, written in part by Jordon Peele, though the details on Tony Todd’s place in the film have been understandably murky.
But on IMDb, Tony Todd is listed in the cast as Daniel Robitaille – aka, Candyman.
The upcoming film, due for release on June 12th of this year, is:
A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film ‘Candyman’ that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.
Here’s the official synopsis”
“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.”