The latest part of the Candyman franchise will be releasing in the theaters sometime soon. The film will be a direct sequel to the 1992 supernatural thriller. The film has been produced by Jordan Peele. The original film is an adaptation of the short story The Forbidden.
The film features the story of the Candyman, who was the son of a slave. He became successful and turned into a successful businessman when he grew up. He was involved in a relationship with a white woman and this resulted in his horrendous death Decades later, the vengeful, and dreadful-looking ghost appears in front of people at possessing people who say his name five times in the mirror.
The movie was a success, and it is one of the best horror films of the decade. The makers released two more sequels which were titled –Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) and Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
The movie Candyman is directed by Nia DaCosta. The sequel will be his second movie as a director. He directed the thriller Little Woods which starred popular actors like Tessa Thompson and Lily James. She was also the director of the two episodes of the TV drama Top Boy.
Candyman trailer and poster
The movie was scheduled to release last year. When it was three months away from release a trailer for the movie got released. The trailer of the film has already released and it highlighted the basic plot of the movie. Another promo was released in June and it was a short clip. It showed the back story of Candyman through using the puppets. The third trailer of the movie was released and footage and posters of the movie have also been released. Another video for the movie was released and more footage from the movie was released a few weeks ago.
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Candyman will be a lot different than an original movie. It will not be linked to two earlier sequels. The film depicts the life of Candyman 30 years later. The movie features the life of the visual artist Anthony McCoy, who played the child actor in the original film. The film will focus on his character and he will be seen returning to the place with his girlfriend Brianna. Things get to become scary and the hooked-handed ghost returns to scare the people living in the area.
Candyman will star many popular faces. The star cast of Candyman will include:
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony
- Teyonah Parris as Brianna
- Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Brianna’s brother Troy
- Colman Domingo as William the Cabrini Green resident
Some actors from the original film will also be returning and we will see the popular actors reprising their roles once again.
- Vanessa Estelle Williams as Anthony’s mom Anne-Marie
- Tony Todd as Candyman