Universal has delayed the upcoming Candyman sequel from its original October 16 premiere to sometime in 2021.
Universal, MGM, and the filmmakers are committed to a theatrical release for Candyman, which is why they decided to push it back to next year, presumably hoping the coronavirus pandemic will have died down a bit by then. Right now, we only have a vague 2021 release window, but it’s said that we’ll get a replacement date in a matter of weeks.
Candyman 2021 is being produced by Jordan Peele under his Monkeypaw productions banner. Nia DaCosta, who directed Little Woods and Top Boy and was recently tapped to direct the MCU’s Captain Marvel 2, is directing. Peele and DaCosta wrote the script alongside Win Rosenfeld. The story centers around Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, Watchmen), who plays an artist living in the same, now gentrified, neighborhood from the original movie.