It’s hard for a distributor to keep their trailer launch a secret, especially since they must have it classified in various countries prior to release. This is how many sites get ahead of things and make wild proclamations (like with the surprise teaser drop for Spiral).
The Jordan Peele-produced Candyman sequel has officially been classified by Alberta Film Ratings, a source I personally have tracked for over a decade. They are an official government-run company that classifies footage before it’s screened in Alberta theaters.
With that, the release of the first Candyman trailer is just around the corner. MGM has the spiritual sequel scheduled for release on June 12th of this year, which means it’s time to get the show on the road if they’re going to make that date. It’s been suggested that the trailer could find itself attached to Universal’s The Invisible Man this coming Friday, which would land the footage online prior to that. We have put an email into MGM for confirmation and will report back with any updates.
Directed by Nia DaCosta, the cast is led by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Us, Aquaman), and Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) co-wrote the script, which is linked directly to the original classic. The sequel returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. Cassie Kramer has taken over the role of Helen Lyle from Virginia Madsen. However, we’re told that Tony Todd returns as Candyman.
Watch this spot for more as it comes in. Be our victim. Thanks to Chad L. for the heads up.
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