Release Date: 6/12/2020; In Theaters
Director: Nia DaCosta
Studio(s): Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Monkeypaw Productions
Running Time: TBA
Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen, II
Details: There’s a new “Candyman” in town. Jordan Peele’s retelling of the horror classic has cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the actor best known for playing Black Manta in Warner Bros.’ Aquaman, as its star. The studio is touting the upcoming film as a “spiritual sequel” to the original. It will return to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. The original Candyman was released in 1992 and follows a graduate student who explores the legend of Candyman while writing a thesis on urban legends. Source: Variety, giphy.com.