Universal Pictures has postponed the release date of Candyman, in addition to a handful of other terror attributes on the studio’s slate. This is the second time. Back in April, we learned the Candyman release date had transferred from June 12 to September 25 of this year.
Candyman’s wait has been declared as a member of a set of also-delayed horror movies such as Halloween Kills. Universal announced on Wednesday it had been going the Candyman launch date from September 25 to October 16, 2020. The studio gave no official reason. However, it seems relatively safe to presume Candyman’s new launch date is the result of continuing concerns throughout the movie industry on when it’s going to be safe to open film theatres and restart filming since the world addresses the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite new measures taken by theatre chains to ensure the safety of patrons, it feels too risky for studios to send their big releases to theatres.
They were directed by Nia DaCosta, the Candyman reboot celebrities Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as a Chicago-area artist who takes an intense interest from the local lore round the fabled Candyman. Candyman also stars Teyonah Parris (Chi-raq), Colman Domingo (Selma), and Nathan Jarrett-Stewart (Misfits). Candyman is co-written by DaCosta, Jordan Peele, and Win Rosenfeld. Peele and Rosenfeld function as co-producers.
Candyman is currently set for release on October 16. For more, be sure to watch the Latest Candyman teaser.