News ‘Aquaman’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Could Potentially Be Our New ‘Candyman’ Published 1 year ago on February 27, 2019 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Nia DaCosta is set to direct the next Candyman movie for MGM, which will be produced by Jordan Peele (Us). Apparently it’s going to be a “spiritual sequel” to Bernard Rose’s original 1993 horror classic. Variety is reporting today that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred in James Wan’s 2018 Science Fiction flick Aquaman, is in talks for the role of Candyman. The new Candyman returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM Motion Picture Group, had the following to say about the upcoming project: “We cannot wait for the world to see what the mind-blowing combination of Jordan, Win, and Nia bring to the legend of Candyman. They have created a story that will not only pay reverence to Clive Barker’s haunting and brilliant source material, but is also thoroughly modern and will bring in a whole new generation of fans.” Peele also shared his thoughts on the reimagining: “The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre. Alongside ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ ‘Candyman’ was a major inspiration for me as a filmmaker — and to have a bold new talent like Nia at the helm of this project is truly exciting. We are honored to bring the next chapter in the ‘Candyman’ canon to life and eager to provide new audiences with an entry point to Clive Barker’s legend.” What do you think about this casting news? Let us know your thoughts in our comments section below. Dark Universe will post more details as soon as we hear more. Related Topics:CandymanJordan PeeleNia DaCostaYahya Abdul-Mateen II Up Next MPAA Has Granted Neil Marshall’s ‘Hellboy’ an R-Rating for Strong Bloody Violence and Gore Don't Miss Wild Eye Releasing Acquires Horror Anthology ‘HI-DEATH’, Coming This June Advertisement You may like ‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta Teases Tony Todd’s Return [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot Trailer for the Jordan Peele-Produced ‘Candyman’ Reboot Could Be Arriving Next Week ‘Candyman’ Begins Filming, Colman Domingo and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Join the Cast New ‘Candyman’ Movie Set to Begin Filming in Chicago This August Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Tobe Hooper’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Getting Region Free Blu-Ray in the UK This May News2 days ago ’28 Weeks Later’ Actress Imogen Poots Would Love to Return for ’28 Months Later’ Sequel News3 days ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News4 days ago How ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Can Be Scarier Than the Original According to Director John Krasinski News5 days ago UK Release Date for Rose Glass’s ‘Saint Maud’ Has Been Postponed News4 weeks ago ‘Halloween Ends’ Will Begin Filming in the Next Three to Four Months News3 weeks ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Trailer Arriving in June? Possible World Premiere at TIFF This September News3 weeks ago Director Damien Leone Promises That ‘Terrifier 2’ is Going to “Blow Your Fucking Minds” News4 weeks ago ‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta Teases Tony Todd’s Return News3 days ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News3 weeks ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News1 month ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times News1 month ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot News2 months ago [Trailer] Eric Dean Hordes’ Throwback Horror ‘Trolls World’ Brings Back ‘Troll 2’ Actor George Hardy Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!