Inkeeping with the bad news of Halloween Kills being delayed Candyman and The Forever Purge have also been delayed due to the ongoing shitshow of a year that is 2020.
Nia DaCosta's Candyman, produced by Jordan Peele, was originally set to be released this summer but was first bumped to a September 25th 2020 release date. Now Universal have bumped it to a brand new release date of October 16th this year. In the film-
"In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, Anthony and his girlfriend move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini. A chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to use these macabre details in his studio as freshgrist for paintings, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence."
Considering Halloween Kills was set to be released this October it seems odd that Universal was happy to delay that but fine to go ahead with this film. My thinking is it'll only be a matter of time before it will be bumped again until 2021.
The next film in the Purge franchise was removed earlier this year from its original summer 2020 release and placed on hold indefinitely. Now Blumhouse and Universal have set a new release date for it, The Forever Purge will now release in cinemas 9th July 2021.
The franchise's creator James DeMonaco returned to pen the script with Everardo Gout directing. Leven Rambin will star alongside Will Patton, Cassidy Freeman, Ana de la Reguera and Tenoch Huerta in the new film. According to THR, The Forever Purge “takes the Purge out of its usual metropolitan setting while still dealing with class and race issues in the way the previous films have.”