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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II To Portray Candyman In Jordan Peele’s Reboot

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Released back in December, Aquaman became a box office smash for the DC Extended Universe. For Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who portrayed Black Mantra, this was his biggest role to date. Now, he’s taking over an iconic role in the horror world.

Say His Name Five Times

Abdul-Mateen will play the title character in Jordan Peele’s Candyman reboot. Releasing on June 12, 2020, the movie heads to a now gentrified version of the film’s original neighborhood. Upon hearing the news, original Candyman star Tony Todd praised the casting decision. “Cheers to Candyman, a wonderful character I’ve lived with for 25 years. He’s brought grace and glory and a beautiful boatload of friends & family, I’m honored that the spirit of Daniel Robitaille & Cabrini Green rises again. Truth to power! Blessings to the cast & crew,” he said on Twitter.

This won’t be the first time Abdul-Mateen has worked with Peele. The two worked together on Peele’s upcoming psychological horror film Us, which drops on March 22, 2019.

Same Old Mantra

Abdul-Mateen had his breakout performance in the Netflix series The Get Down. Following roles in Baywatch and The Greatest Showman, he wowed crowds in his DCEU debut. Obviously, his favorite thing about playing Black Mantra is wearing the suit.

“It is a really special feeling. You step into it and you feel indestructible. Indestructible and powerful and you can feel like you can walk through a wall. And then you step on set and that it’s time to, it’s go time, this is what it’s all about,” he told Screen Rant.

In The Works

Black Mantra won’t be Abdul-Mateen’s only comic book role. He’s slated to appear in HBO’s Watchmen, which debuts later this year.

He’ll also return to Netflix for All Day and a Night, which is directed by Joe Robert Cole. Recently, he’s been working on the film Sweetness in the Belly, which stars Dakota Fanning.

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