Nia DaCosta’s Candyman has been stung by another release delay. After building anticipation since it’s announcement in September 2018, the new Candyman has been postponed to an unspecified date in 2021. Universal and MGM had already postponed the feature twice this year due to global COVID-19 restrictions.
Businesswise, the new release date makes sense considering this would be Monkeypaw Productions’ first major film release since 2019’s massive blockbuster Us. The delay comes as little surprise in a time when most theatrical projects have dismal box office returns due to the pandemic. Thanks to Candyman’s epic scope and relevant theming, the flick seems a perfect fit for a theater experience (as opposed to VOD.) Please wear a mask and social distance so that we can return to the movies together safely.