Tony Todd hurt he hasn't been contacted for Jordan Peele's Candyman

Producer Jordan Peele's "spiritual sequel" to Bernard Rose's 1992 adaptation of Clive Barker's CANDYMAN has started snatching up its cast with AQUAMAN and Netflix’s THE GET DOWN villain Yahya Abdul-Mateen II set to be joined by IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK's, Teyonah Parris.

But what does original CANDYMAN star Tony Todd think of all this new casting? Well, Todd took to Twitter to let us all know that while he is a bit upset that he wasn't even given a f*king phonecall about the upcoming movie, he still supports the flick and it still has his blessing. Specifically, Todd wrote:

Ok for the record was I hurt by not receiving a **** phonecall? Absolutely. Am I sincere about giving new Candyman my blessing? Truth. The character is immortal.

Poor Tony Todd. It sucks to see old school horror and action icons like Jamie Lee Curtis and Linda Hamilton returning to the franchises that made them and not see Todd get a role in this new CANDYMAN movie. But maybe Peele and the others behind the scenes are just waiting to surprise Todd (and all of us) by announcing his casting as good old Candyman aka Daniel Robitaille at a later date. Fingers crossed, right?

The “spiritual sequel” will return to the neighborhood where the legend began: The now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. Based on Barker's story The Forbidden, the original CANDYMAN was directed by Bernard Rose. The synopsis: 

A children's ghost story comes to terrifying life in this gut-wrenching thriller about a graduate student whose research into modern folklore summons the spirit of the dead.  Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) laughs when she interviews college freshmen about their superstitions. But when she hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for this thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site of a brutal murder, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can't really exist... until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, tragic slayings. But the police don't believe in monsters, and they charge Helen with the grisly crimes. Only one person can set her free: CANDYMAN.

Production is expected to begin this spring with LITTLE WOODS writer-director Nia DaCosta taking the helm. Universal Pictures will handle domestic theatrical distribution and will release the movie on June 12, 2020. How excited are YOU about this casting? Let us know below!

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