Jordan Peels's "spiritual sequel" to 1992's Candyman is coming together at a nice pace since Variety now reports that they may have tapped their lead. According to the publication, Aquaman actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is in talks to play The Candyman, originally played by Tony Todd.

 
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As we know, Jordan is set to produce the project while Little Woods writer-director Nia DaCosta is set to helm the script. 

"The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre. Alongside Night of the Living DeadCandyman 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," Jordan previously stated of the remake. "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."

As we previously posted, Lakeith Stanfield was tapped to star in the film also, to play Anthony, "described as a socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the urban legend of Candyman." 

The film plans to hit theaters June 12th, 2020 and production will begin this Spring.