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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Not Replacing Tony Todd As Candyman After All
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Candyman 1992

Last month it was reported that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was in talks to join writer and producer Jordan Peele‘s spiritual sequel to Candyman. At the time it sounded like Abdul-Mateen II would be taking over the title role played by Tony Todd in the 1992 original and all of its sequels, but apparently that is not the case.

Director Nia DaCosta spoke briefly about the spiritual sequel recently, and revealed that Abdul-Mateen II actually wasn’t replacing Todd as the new Candyman. See what she had to say below.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II In Talks To Play Candyman In Spiritual Sequel From Jordan Peele
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

One big question about Jordan Peele‘s spiritual sequel to the 1992 horror classic Candyman, was whether original star Tony Todd would return to once again play the iconic title role or if someone new would be cast.

Now it appears we have an answer. It’s being reported that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has entered into negotiations to play the new Candyman in the movie.

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‘Us’ Super Bowl Spot: Jordan Peele’s Latest Terror Has Terrifying Coincidences
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There’s no doubt that Jordan Peele‘s Us, his follow up to Get Out, is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. And judging by the reactions and eagerness to see it as soon as possible, the Us makes its debut at SXSW later this year, we can expect to see the same visceral terror with a tinge of Twilight Zone. Even the film itself was inspired by that show. Now with the film’s theatrical release just a little over a month away from release, we are getting a new look at it with a brand new TV spot.

Initially set up to be unveiled during the Super Bowl, Peele posted the spot on a SubReddit, much to the delight of everyone. Check it out here below.

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‘Us’ Trailer: Jordan Peele’s Latest Reveals Our Worst Enemy In New Terror Flick
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Us

Our first look at Jordan Peele‘s latest Us revealed that the filmmaker wants to create a monster mythology as a follow-up to his Oscar-winning Get Out.

And now, Universal Pictures has just released the first trailer for the upcoming film. Starring Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, Us sees a family going on a summer vacation getaway which seems to be going swimmingly until a strange malevolent presence starts to show up. Check out the full trailer, below.

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Movie Review: Aquaman
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Aquaman

Aquaman
Director: James Wan
Writers: David Leslie, Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman
Studio: Warner Bros.
Rated PG-13 | 143 Minutes
Release Date: December 21, 2018

Aquaman may be one of the most iconic superheroes in the DC lineup, but the character himself has a reputation for being one of the silliest superheroes. Furthermore, his introduction in Zach Snyder’s Justice League did not do him any favors. That being said, Jason Momoa‘s portrayal was a radical change for the one-dimensional pasty white hero. Instead, we got something that truly represented the character’s struggle of living in two worlds while acknowledging his overall cheesiness.

This helped lay the foundation for his own standalone film. Directed by James Wan, Aquaman sees the return of Momoa playing the aquatic eponymous hero in a globe-trotting superhero epic. By embracing many of the title character’s foibles and cheesiness, the film turns out to be one of the best DCEU entries to date. And while that is an easy bar to cross over, its world-building and willingness to have fun expands the cinematic universe and opens the door for the DCEU to explore bold and new possibilities. Check out my review of Aquaman here below.

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‘Aquaman’ Sequel Already In Development
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Aquaman

This isn’t as shocking as getting doused with a cold bucket of water, but Aquaman is getting a sequel. The film is already on track to earn $65 million in its opening weekend. Additionally, positive early reviews have shown that this is the movie to watch this holiday. So it comes as no surprise that a sequel is “in development.” More on the report below.

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Julie Andrews To Make A Splashy Entrance In James Wan’s Aquaman
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Aquaman

A Julie Andrews cameo in Mary Poppins Returns would make a lot of sense since the singer and actress was the star of the original film. However, Andrews confirmed that she would not appear in the follow-up starring Emily Blunt as to not take away her spotlight. So Andrews has settled for a different kind of role. A very unlikely one. According to a new report, Andrews will be lending her voice talents to James Wan‘s Aquaman. More on the report below.

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‘Aquaman’ Trailer: See The Legendary Protector Of The Deep 5 Days Early
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Aquaman

Sure, Aquaman may have had a terrible introduction in Justice League, but the character’s standalone film promises to be the kind of epic that befits a king. And a king would not be king if he didn’t give to the people, if you are an Amazon Prime member that is. So Amazon Prime members will get to see Aquaman five days before its theatrical release. Additionally, there is a brand new trailer that will prove this will be something worth watching. More on the early release plus the trailer here below.

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New ‘Aquaman’ Video Offers A Peek Behind The Scenes
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Aquaman Behind The Scenes Video

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes video for Aquaman, the upcoming DC Extended Universe title directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa as the title character.

The video features plenty of cool peeks behind the curtain, including looks at some of the awesome sets and costumes and such that were created, along with Wan, Momoa, and co-stars Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, and Willem Dafoe talking about the movie.

Continue below for much more on Aquaman and to give the new behind-the-scenes video a watch.

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‘Aquaman’ Extended Look: Jason Momoa Finds Out What It Takes To Be Greater Than A King
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Warner Bros. released an extended look at James Wan‘s Aquaman. Based on the DC hero of the same name, the film finds Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) having to save the world from an underwater threat while also struggling to find his identity as a surface dweller and an Atlantean. While the film may not be out for a few more months, the new extended video gives us a look at all the action and exposition of the film, which will make all the previous films look like tiny fish. Check out the 5-minute video here below.

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