Jordan Peele’s “Candyman” Gets First Official Trailer! Will You Say His Name?

Candyman Trailer 2020

Candyman (Image: Screengrab)

Oscar-winner Jordan Peele is ready to scare audiences around the world as well as make them think. The first official trailer for his upcoming horror film Candyman has been released. The film looks so good!

According to The Guardian, the upcoming Candyman installment will serve as a sequel to the original that was released back in 1992. It looks like the current team is heading the Halloween route where only the original is considered canon (and the older sequels are ignored or only nodded at).

From what I could gather regarding the plot, actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be playing Anthony McCoy (the grownup version of the baby that survived in the first movie). Tony Todd, who played the titular character in the original, is said to be returning.

About Todd’s involvement, director Nia DaCosta said, “I really love Tony Todd. He’s iconic. I will say, what we do in this film iswhat we do in this film is great, Jordan is great, and I don’t want to give anything away.”

Of course, being a Jordan Peele film, you can expect the project to talk about certain social issues.

Gentrification is what helped us reimagine the story because Cabrini-Green is gone,” said DaCosta. “The movie from the 90s has a vision of Cabrini-Green where it’s sort of on its way to being knocked down, so going back there and seeing what’s happened around that area… what we do in our film is talk about the ghosts that are left behind.”

Here’s the trailer!

And yes, I had to react to the trailer!

As I mentioned in my reaction video, the plot reminded me of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.

The screenplay is by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and Nia DaCosta. The project is based on Candyman by Bernard Rose and The Forbidden by Clive Barker.

Along with Abdul-Mateen II, the cast includes Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo. 

Universal Pictures will be releasing it in the US on June 12, 2020.

I will definitely be checking out this movie!

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.


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