One of the more anticipated films of 2021 is the Nia DaCosta feature “Candyman.” In addition do directing, DaCosta also co-wrote the screenplay with Win Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele. The film is a spiritual sequel to the 1992 feature of the same name, which starred Tony Todd as the titular character, with Virginia Madsen and Xander Berkeley among the cast as well. Todd went on to reprise the role in two sequels, the 1995 film “Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh,” and the 1999 film “Candyman: Day of the Dead.”
“Candyman” boasts an impressive cast, as Todd returns once again, joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Watchmen,” “Aquaman”) in the lead role of Anthony — the child who barely survived the first movie, now an adult. The supporting cast includes Teyonah Parris (“WandaVision”) and Colman Domingo (“Fear The Walking Dead,” “Euphoria”). At a press event Looper attended, Domingo spoke about how the Candyman urban legend informed his work in the film.