After many delays, the ‘Candyman’ reboot has been given an official release date of August 27/2021.
The film was originally slated to be released on June 12, before being pushed back to September 25 and again to October 16.
With the possibility of theatrical release looking grim, Universal Pictures announced in September the film would be pushed back to 2021 with no official release date.
While some companies have been choosing to forgo the theatre and release their movies onto streaming services, the reboot of ‘Candyman’ has been holding out for a theatrical release.
The justification behind this decision was addressed by ‘Candyman’ director, Nia DaCosta, on her Twitter account:
“We made ‘Candyman’ to be seen in theatres. Not just for the spectacle but because the film is about community and stories – how they shape each other, how they shape us. It’s about the collective experience of trauma and joy, suffering and triumph, and the stories we tell around it.”
The reboot, written by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) and directed by DaCosta, is said to be a “spiritual sequel” to the original Candyman.
Like the original 1992 film, Tony Todd is set to reprise his role as the titular character, having also played the character in Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) and Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999).
Obviously, nothing can be guaranteed in these unprecedented times, but let’s hope ‘Candyman’ is able to hold onto this date.