The ‘spiritual sequel’ to the 1992 slasher film was already delayed due to coronavirus
Having already been delayed once due to coronavirus, Jordan Peele’s Candyman reboot faces being pushed back again. The film’s release, previously moved from June 12 to October 16, will no longer be taking place this year.
Instead, the delay of the “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror classic – written by Peele and directed by Nia DaCosta – has been pushed back to an unspecified date in 2021, meaning we’re guaranteed to be waiting a few months to see the return of the titular killer (and no, it’s not going to come any sooner if you say his name five times in the mirror).
“We made Candyman to be seen in theaters,” writes DaCosta in a tweet about the delay. “We wanted the horror and humanity of Candyman to be experienced in a collective, a community, so we’re pushing Candyman to next year, to ensure that everyone can see the film, in theaters, and share in that experience.”
We wanted the horror and humanity of CANDYMAN to be experienced in a collective, a community, so we’re pushing Candyman to next year, to ensure that everyone can see the film, in theaters, and share in that experience.— Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) September 12, 2020
Of course, that doesn’t mean that we’re starved for horror from Peele this year. For one, the prolific Get Out director’s horror series with JJ Abrams, Lovecraft Country, is still airing on HBO, and the second season of his take on The Twilight Zone premiered back in June this year.
In the future, meanwhile, we’ve got a new supernatural film to look forward to, in the form of Sinkhole, produced by Jordan Peele and Issa Rae.
Watch the trailer for Candyman below.