Tony Todd Planning For The Future Of ‘Candyman’ Series

Apparently, Tony Todd is not ready to hang up his hook.

The original Candyman has apparently given a lot of thought to where and how the popular horror franchise should go, if another installment is ever made. The actor, according to a report on, has a specific plot he would like to explore.

The most recent entry in the series–the Candyman “spiritual sequel”–hit theaters this past August and garnered generally positive reviews from critics and moviegoers. The box office results were not bad, either–the film took in more than $77 million on a $25-million budget.

So, should producers want to extend the franchise, Todd thinks the next film should change locales–to his home base of New England. “I had pitched an idea that would have taken place in an Ivy League women’s college,” Todd recently said.

“And I had this great image of a nor’easter–snowing–and Candyman standing on a New England road. That would be my ideal destination.”

Todd also thinks a Manhattan setting would work. “I love New York,” he said. “There’s boroughs to choose from. There’s subways. Or Candyman lost in Times Square. Maybe walking down to 12th Avenue and then going into the Village with all the nightclubs.”

This year’s Candyman–directed by Nia DaCosta from a screenplay she wrote with producers Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld–just came to Blu-ray, 4K and DVD this week. The R-rated remake from Universal Pictures stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo, with Todd making an appearance as well.

The original 1992 Candyman–written and directed by Bernard Rose and based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden–stars Todd and Virginia Madsen. This film–well-received by critics–grossed $26 million on a $9-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on the future of Candyman.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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