For the second time this year, both instances due to the pandemic, Universal’s “Candyman” reboot has been postponed.
The studio announced today that the film, previously set for Sep 25, will now open three weeks later on October 16.
Meanwhile, the studio’s “Halloween Kills” has been delayed a full year. The October release will now bow Oct. 15, 2021, and “Halloween Ends” will move from Oct. 15, 2021, to Oct. 14, 2022.
The latest “Purge” film from Blumhouse, “The Forever Purge,” has been added to the schedule – set for July 9, 2021.
Universal’s moves come with most North American cinemas having been closed for nearly four months, with major chains having pushed back re-openings until the end of July. AMC recently said it now expects to open 450 of its more than 600 theaters on July 30. It hopes to be essentially fully operational by early August.