The coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic continues to cause major disruption across the entertainment industry, with yet more movies shifting their release dates from the spring and summer months. The latest big release to be delayed is the horror reboot Candyman.
As reported by Variety, Candyman was set to hit theaters on June 12, but will now arrive on September 25. The film is taking the slot previously assigned to another MGM movie, the romantic drama Praise This, which no longer has a release date. Candyman will arrive a few weeks after another major horror film, A Quiet Place: Part II, which was pushed from March to September 4.
Candyman is directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele. It stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo. In addition, Tony Todd is expected to return to the title role, which he first played in the classic 1992 original. Check out the Candyman trailer above.
Candyman isn’t the only big summer movie to have its release date pushed this week. The long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick was originally set for a June release, but will now hit theaters on December 23. In addition, the animated comedy The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run has been moved from May 22 to July 31.
Other movies that have had their theatrical releases postponed include No Time To Die, Black Widow, Mulan, and F9. In addition, a number of high profile films have had their production suspended, such as The Batman and Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
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