Well, this is all kinds of interesting. As a new Candyman movie gets ready to hit the silver screen later this year, there’s now news that Helen Lyle will be a part of the picture.
Via Bloody Disgusting, the Helen character played by Virginia Madsen in Bernard Rose’s 1992 Candyman will be appearing in the June 2020 Candyman.
For those hoping for Madsen to return to the property, Kill the Light’s Cassie Kramer will be picking up the role in this new movie. How Helen plays into the film remains to be seen, but the last time the character was seen she died in a fire at the end of the ’92 picture before becoming somewhat of an urban myth of her own.
Produced by Jordan Peele and directed by Nia DaCosta, this new Candyman is being described as a “spiritual sequel” to Rose’s movie. Tony Todd’s Candyman will have some part to play in the film, and the action will return to the area of Chicago that previously house the Cabrini-Green complex.
In addition to Kramer and Todd, this new Candyman will also feature Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mad Men’s Teyonah Parris, and Misfits’ Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
Seemingly just to be titled Candyman, this return for the much-loved horror franchise is currently booked in for June 12th of this year.