EXCLU: Following his role as Manta in AQUAMAN, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been tapped to play MGM's CANDYMAN, the new retelling of the classic horror tale with @JordanPeele producing https://t.co/5UpNBuWmdJ— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 26, 2019
Nothing's been signed yet, but he's in talks to star as the titular Candyman in this spiritual sequel to the 90s classic.
Recently seen in Aquaman as Black Manta, Abdul-Mateen can also be seen in The Get Down. He will also be in Jordan Peele's Us and HBO's upcoming Watchmen series.
Jordan Peele serves as a producer with Nia DaCosta directing. The film is supposed to come out June 12, 2020 with production starting next spring.