With Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman reboot coming our way, fans are probably wondering if Tony Todd, the original Candyman, will take part in the film. According to Bloody Disgusting, Todd said he’s willing to take another role in the movie if he’s not cast as the Candyman himself.
“Of course, I’d want to be a part of it. I helped create this character,” Todd told Bloody Disgusting. “I helped bring him to life, so I’m sure if Boris Karloff was asked the same thing, he would say exactly what I say. I know the character inside and out.”
It’s still unknown if Todd will be asked to play a role in the reboot, but he did say he feels the franchise is safe with Peele, calling it a “win-win” for horror film lovers.
“I know that it’s in good hands with Jordan Peele,” he said. “I love this new trailer for Us, and I know he loves the character and he respects the legacy. No matter what my personal involvement is, the fact that it’s getting done again will bring new attention to the original source material.”
These comments mirror comments Todd made in December 2018 about the film. At the time, he said he had “mixed feelings” about the film because he thought a reboot would have happened 15 years ago.
“…If this had been 10 years ago when I had heard the news, I would have been devastated. I would have fought for it. Now I’m in a different place,” he said to SyFy. “I’ve got so many other options that even if they make it without me, which I doubt, the attention the new movie will create will lead folks back to the original [film] because people like to see the source material.”