Final Destination 6: Candyman Legend Tony Todd Reportedly Returning To Iconic Horror Franchise

Todd's return will haunt death's survivors in the upcoming Final Destination 6

A new report indicates, that actor Tony Todd, famous for his role as Candyman/Daniel Robitaille in the Candyman horror film franchise, will reprise his role as William Bludworth in the upcoming sequel, Final Destination 6, produced by Jon Watts, who directed the MCU Spider-Man trilogy.

Final Destination is one of the most successful horror franchises of the 21st century. The series began with 2000’s Final Destination and consists of five installments, the latest being Final Destination 5 from back in 2011. Each of the films focuses on a group of people who all survive a horrific accident because of a premonition one of them had. Since surviving this accident was not part of Death’s plan, the survivors are killed off one by one in elaborate “accidents”, orchestrated by Death itself.

The upcoming Final Destination 6 will be directed by Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein and written by Guy Busick and Lori Evans Taylor. The plot of Final Destination 6 is currently unknown but believed to focus on first responders on the field.

Tony Todd Will Be In The Presence of Death Once Again In Final Destination 6

Bloody Disgusting writer, Alex DiVincenzo, first reported about Tony Todd’s return to the Final Destination franchise. DiVincenzo’s report adds that the website’s sources have revealed Final Destination 6 will explore Bludworth’s past in flashbacks, showing how he became the death-obsessed mortician/coroner he is in the present day.

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Todd’s William Bludworth only briefly appeared in Final Destination, Final Destination 2, and Final Destination 5, using his mortician/coroner background to deliver ominous words to the main characters about death’s plan for them. The notion of giving Bludworth an expanded role in Final Destination 6 might serve a greater purpose in his connection to the main characters.

Tony Todd’s Role Means There’s More To The Struggle Between Life and Death This Time Around In Final Destination 6

If the main characters of Final Destination 6 will indeed be first responders, it actually contrasts well with Bludworth’s job as a mortician/coroner. First responders are the first ones on the scene of an emergency situation, like paramedics and firefighters, who rush to save lives. Coroners examine the deceased left in the wake of an emergency situation. So basically, the franchise will be introducing characters who are the antithesis to Tony Todd’s William Bludworth.

This contrast can position Bludworth as a more central human villain in Final Destination 6, becoming an obstacle to the main characters’ mission to foil death’s plan. Considering Bludworth’s role as the expert on death who gives valuable exposition, it’d be interesting if his interactions with the main characters hint at the existence of an entity for Life, Death’s opposite. The Final Destination franchise has already established a set of “rules” for how Death works in the films, introducing Life could further deepen this lore, by laying out a new set of rules for how they work.

As Final Destination, Final Destination 2, and Final Destination 5 are considered the franchise’s best installments, Tony Todd’s return suggests Final Destination 6 will be another awesomely terrifying installment in the franchise.

About Final Destination 6

Release Date: Unknown
Director: Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein
Writers: Guy Busick and Lori Evans Taylor
Producers: Jon Watts
Distribution: New Line Cinema

Final Destination 6 currently doesn’t have a release date. What are your thoughts on Tony Todd reportedly reprising his role as William Bludworth in Final Destination 6? Are you a fan of the Final Destination franchise? What’s your favorite Tony Todd performance? Let us know by giving The Illuminerdi a shout-out on our social media, we’re always watching.

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Source: Bloody Disgusting


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Valenti Govantes is his name, entertainment journalism is his game. Growing up with a burning desire to grow and express his knowledge, Valenti decided it was best to start writing about his passions for film and comics. After success writing for the university newspaper and film blog, Valenti now muses about the important things in life, like which Friday the 13th movie is the best, through his articles on Medium. Horror is his ride or die film genre, but he loves to watch anything weird, over the top and just pure cult classic material. He is always up to talk about beloved comic runs or the complexities of DC Comics’ many reboots on his Twitter and Instagram.