Ghostbusters: Afterlife & Candyman Delayed Until Summer 2021
Both Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the new Candyman will not release not until summer 2021.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife was originally meant to release the summer just gone, but due to lockdown restictions caused by the Corona Virus pandemic the film's release was pushed to March 2021. Sony has now revealed the film will be delayed further and won't release until June 11th, 2021.
The sequel, from writer-director Jason Reitman & writer Gil Kenan, stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd. And much to fans delight original cast members Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts have reprised their roles from the original 1985 film.
When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
And unfortunately fans will have to wait slightly longer to see Candyman return to the big screen in the new film from director Nia DaCosta & writer-producer Jordan Peele. Universal have announced that Nia DaCosta's Candyman won't release now in cinemas until August 27, 2021.
That is of course if cinemas are open and operating again in some form of normality. If not, there's a good chance release plans could be changed again.
"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.”