Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Remake Casts ‘Aquaman’ Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the Hook-Handed Title Monster

/Film | 2/26/2019 | Jacob Hall
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Normally, the news of a classic horror film getting a remake fills our stomachs with dread. But the upcoming remake of 1992’s Candyman? Bring it on. Get Out filmmaker Jordan Peele is producing. Little Woods director Nia DaCosta is behind the camera. And now, Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has joined the cast as the hook-handed ghost of the title, who is summoned when someone is stupid enough to say his name several times in a mirror.

Variety has the news of Abdul-Mateen’s casting, but other than him taking on the lead role, details are locked down tight. What we do know is that the new film is one those “rebootquels,” a film that attempts to act as a sequel to the original film as well as a fresh start, all at the same time. Specifically, the new Candyman will take place in the same haunted Chicago neighborhoods as the original, which have been gentrified in the years since the events of the first film.

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Abdul-Mateen is very much on the rise. While his work as the villainous Black Manta put him on the big screen in front of a billion dollars worth of audiences, he also appeared in Netflix’s cancelled but fondly remembered The Get Down and 2017’s The Greatest Showman. He will soon appear in Jordan...
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