Say His Name: New Candyman Reboot Will Focus on Toxic Fandom, says Jordan Peele

A lot has changed in the near thirty years since the original Candyman terrorized audiences. With the forthcoming remake, many may be wondering just how its story and situations will be tackled to conform to modern audience's standards, and Jordan Peele, who is producing the film through his company MonkeyPaw Productions, has spoken up a little regarding the new film's themes.

Ian Cooper, creative director at MonkeyPaw, revealed at the Produced By conference that the reboot will focus on targeting "how toxic fandom has become." Cooper stated that he and Peele "talk a lot about fans and the idea of appeasing fans," its pros and cons, and specifically how it should be handled. He stated that fans have become "really problematic," and in an era where fans create petitions to remake entire seasons of popular television series or even bullying Kelly Marie Tran into deleting her social media accounts, we're inclined to side with him on this one.

Candyman, which is being touted as a "spiritual sequel," is set to release sometime in 2020. It is not confirmed whether or not Tony Todd will be appearing in the new film, but actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta from Aquaman) will be playing the titular villain this time around.