Director Nia DaCosta has confirmed something we theorized about earlier this month: reports of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II taking over Tony Todd‘s role of Candyman in the Candyman reboot were not entirely accurate. The news of Abdul-Mateen II joining the film came with the claim that the Aquaman actor was the new Candyman, but according to DaCosta, that’s not correct.
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The Jordan Peele-produced, Nia DaCosta-directed Candyman reboot is generating a lot of buzz, but one question remains unanswered: will Tony Todd, the original Candyman, make an appearance? It seems almost unthinkable to do a Candyman film without Todd, but as of now, there’s no official word on his involvement. The actor himself was recently asked his thoughts on the matter, and he replied that he would very much like to be in the film in some capacity – but he also won’t take it personal if it doesn’t happen.
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Actor Tony Todd was already well-known before starring in Bernard Rose’s 1992 film Candyman, but his performance in that film turned him into a horror movie legend. A supernatural killer with a tragic backstory, the imposing Candyman could be summoned by saying his name five times into a mirror.
Now, a new report says that Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out) is in talks to produce a Candyman remake – and there’s even a chance he could direct it.
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Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange has one of the most inventive and clever final showdowns of any superhero movie in recent memory (and we’re going right into spoiler territory here). Rather than exchange blows or magic blasts with Dormammu, the demon who has been lurking behind the scenes for the bulk of the film, Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Dr. Stephen Strange finds a more off-kilter way to battle his foe. It’s a hoot and further evidence that Strange will be a refreshing change of pace from the other MCU heroes.
And here’s some trivia for you: Dormammu was almost voiced by the great character actor Tony Todd, who actually recorded all of the character’s dialogue before the filmmakers opted for a different approach.
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The villain cast of The Flash is evolving, and now Tony Todd is part of the ensemble. But he’s playing an interesting role in the show, because at this point we won’t actually see his face on screen. We will hear his voice, however, and that’s not because he’s playing some mysterious new CG character. Get the news below; we’ve kept the specifics on the role played by Tony Todd in The Flash after the jump to prevent any potential spoilers. Read More »
Later this year, Xavier Samuel will be seen as part of David Ayer’s Fury, a film which features giant man-made machines. Now, for one of his next films, Samuel will be a man-made monster, as he’s set to play a contemporary version of Frankenstein’s monster in a film that updates Mary Shelley’s classic tale. What more we know about this upcoming Xavier Samuel Frankenstein project is below. Read More »
The other day in a post about the trailer for The Myth of the American Sleepover I mused about how memories of first love are one of the batteries that powers cinema. Well, one of the other batteries is the thrill of seeing another human bite it. And so enter the Final Destination series, which since the first sequel has been defying its own name while drawing in audiences happy to spend 90 minutes watching a cast of young hopefuls being offed in creative ways.
The fifth film in the series opens in just over a month, and you can see the second full trailer for Final Destination 5 after the break. Read More »
What adult woman brings a teddy bear to comfort her during Lasik? Thankfully, the answer is: one of the characters in Final Destination 5. The trailer for the fifth film in the ‘kids cheat death’ series is out and it shows what happens when you mess with death and then put yourself in the path of lasers and hot tar, or settle down for a nice acupuncture session. Check the trailer after the break but be aware — spoiler! — David Koechner‘s fate is revealed. Read More »
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Despite The Final Destination being touted as the last film in the series, that didn’t stop Warner Bros./New Line from greenlighting Final Destination 5, so why the heck would it stop them from greenlighting several more? The studios are clearly determined to milk this cash cow dry, and their only motivation to stop is if the franchise meets its own pitiful death at the box office.
Such is the state of affairs made clear by a recent interview with Tony Todd, whose amusingly macabre, ominous presence is returning to the series for the first time since Final Destination 2. According to him, another two Final Destination sequels are probably in the cards. Read what he had to say after the break. Read More »
Over the past week there has been some casting movement on 5nal Destination, aka the fifth Final Destination movie. We haven’t reported some of it because, well, the movie was called 5nal Destination. And after the last couple films in the series, mustering up enthusiasm for this one is difficult. (Though there might be some reason to hope for a better outcome this time. More on that in a moment.)
Now, in addition to a couple more names, including the returning Tony Todd and surprising addition of David Koechner, there’s vague suggestion that someone in marketing or production has come to their senses and the film could be backing away from that ridiculous title. Read More »