Universal was set to bring the iconic Candyman back to the big screen this June in Nia DaCosta's sequel to the the original film.
However due to the ongoing CoVid-19 pandemic, Universal has delayed the film's release until September 25th 2020.
Candyman joins the endless list of delays that already includes A Quiet Place Part II, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and many more.
"For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.”
The film was written by Win Rosenfield and Jordan Peele, who'll also be producing.
If all goes as planned we could be getting Candyman and Halloween Kills in the space of a month.