Tony Todd may reprise his role as Candyman and honestly is there anyone who could do it better?

Tony Todd was iconic as Candyman (Picture: Candyman Films, Getty)

Get ready to sleep with one eye open again as reports claim Tony Todd could reprise his role as the infamous boogeyman Candyman.

Jordan Peele is producing the highly-anticipated sequel, to be directed by Nia DaCosta, of the 1992 classic horror that originally starred Tony, 64, in the lead role of the title character.

Well according to acclaimed horror site Bloody Disgusting, Tony is set to haunt our nightmares once again as sources say he’ll be donning his trademark sheep-skinned trench coat and returning to Peele’s new chapter of the franchise.

The website claims to have been informed of Tony’s return from several ‘solid’ sources but studio MGM are yet to confirm the cast.

Reacting to news of Todd’s possible return, one horror fan said: ‘Having Candyman without Tony Todd is like having Nightmare On Elm Street without Robert Englund. Learn from the mistakes of others. S**t, I don’t even think they can pull of Blade without Wesley Snipes. Some people just own the role [sic].’

Another weighed in: ‘I really hope so. Tony Todd is amazing. He brought this haunting and beautiful sadness to the role. He is Candyman.’

And one Twitter user quipped: ‘Tony Todd told himself me I’m the number one Candyman fan so I am never giving that up.’

Jordan Peele is bringing Candyman back to life (Picture: Getty Images)

Candyman originally told the story of Daniel Robitaille, aka Candyman, who was the ghost of a black man lynched during the slavery era for having an interracial relationship.

And of course, those familiar with the story will remember that saying Candyman’s name in the mirror five times would conjure up his supernatural presence.

Don’t try that at home, kids.

Jordan confirmed the Candyman sequel back in November 2018 and said at the time: ‘The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre.

‘Alongside Night of the Living Dead, Candyman was a major inspiration for me as filmmaker — and to have a bold new talent like Nia at the helm of this project is truly exciting.

‘We are honoured to bring the next chapter in the Candyman canon to life and eager to provide new audiences with an entry point to Clive Barker’s legend.’

Candyman is set for release on 12 June 2020. 

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