Like every decade, the 1990s played host to some truly great horror films. For my money though, at the top of that pack is Candyman, director Bernard Rose’s 1992 classic. The titular villain role of course made Tony Todd a beloved horror icon.
Todd has stayed busy within the genre in the decades since he last played Candyman in 1999’s Candyman: Day of the Dead, but he’s made it known many times that he would love to return to his signature role. Turns out, that might just be happening.
According to a new report from the folks over at Bloody Disgusting, Todd – who previously confirmed he would indeed play a part in 2020’s Jordan Peele-produced Candyman “spiritual sequel” – is actually likely to be playing the title character himself.
Before fans get too excited though, it’s important to keep in mind that Bloody Disgusting’s report isn’t official confirmation of Todd playing Candyman, and neither Todd or Peele has yet to comment on the story. For now, take it with a grain of salt.
If Tony Todd is in fact returning as Candyman though, it’s unclear where that leaves Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen, who was initially reported to be cast in the part. Either way, Todd playing Candyman is definitely an amazing prospect that hopefully happens.