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Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ pushed back to 2021

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ pushed back to 2021

Was set to release this year.

UPDATE: Monday, 14 September 2020 – Having already been delayed due to coronavirus outbreak worldwide, Jordan Peele’s much-awaited hair-raising horror film Candyman is now being pushed back again.

The film release is now scheduled for 2021 – unspecified date.

It was previously moved from 12 June 12 to 25 September 2020.




Following the coronavirus outbreak worldwide, it’s no surprise to see movies pushing back release dates.

Jordan Peele’s much-awaited hair-raising horror film Candyman which was set to release on 12 June 2020 has been pushed to 25 September 2020.



The original Candyman starred Todd as the son of a former slave who is killed by an angry mob after falling in love with a white woman and marrying her. In his afterlife, he becomes Candyman, taking revenge on residents of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects, which were built on the area where he was killed.

“The urban legend is, if you say his name five times while looking in the mirror, he appears in the reflection and it kills you,” says Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who plays an artist named Anthony McCoy.

A “spiritual sequel” to the first film, this new Candyman returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.

The movie is directed by Nia DaCosta, written by Clive Barker, Jordan Peele, and Win Rosenfeld.

Watch the trailer below to get started:




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