‘Candyman’: The cameo that connects with the original 1992 film

Andrea Zamora

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Nia DaCosta’s film, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris, has already reached theaters.

BEWARE, ‘SPOILERS’! The following news contains ‘spoilers’ of candy man.

candy man, the ‘remake’ of the 1992 horror classic, has already hit theaters and has raised more than $ 29 million worldwide. Directs Nia DaCosta and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris are the protagonists of the title, and fans of the genre who have already seen the film will have noticed that there are a cameo at the end that connects to the original title he directed Bernard Rose.

In case you are not familiar with the story and have not seen the film of the 90s, we tell you that in Rose’s film, the person in charge of playing Candyman was Tony Todd. This actor appears at the end of the feature film directed by DaCosta, just when Anthony (Abdul-Mateen II) transforms into Candyman and the bees surround his face. Once these insects are gone, you can see Todd’s face.

For this cameo, they have digitally rejuvenated the actor with the aim that its appearance would match that of the candy man 1992. Todd’s appearance ends when he tells Brianna (Parris) to tell everyone that he has returned.

candy man mainly follows the story of Anthony, an artist who moves to a gentrified neighborhood with his partner. His new home is in the place where the legend of Candyman was born.

One of the great revelations of the film is that Anthony is the adult version of the child that Daniel Robitaille -el Candyman original de Todd- kidnapped and tried to kill in the original movie. With Todd’s cameo, DaCosta’s film reinforces the idea that Candyman has had many faces throughout history.

candy man It also has Colman Domingo and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett in its cast. In Spain, the film has crept into the highest positions of the Top 10 most viewed films last weekend. In the United States, box office data has made DaCosta the first black female director to release a film and for it to reach number one at the box office. In North America, the film has made its debut grossing more than $ 22 million.

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