Universal has decided to push the release of Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s Candyman until 2021. Candyman was originally scheduled to be released in theaters this fall, but has since been pushed back due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Candyman is the latest major film to be delayed. Warner Bros. had originally scheduled to release Wonder Woman 1984 this fall, but the film will now be released on Christmas.
We made CANDYMAN to be seen in theaters. Not just for the spectacle but because the film is about community and stories–how they shape each other, how they shape us. It’s about the collective experience of trauma and joy, suffering and triumph, and the stories we tell around it.
— Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) September 12, 2020
In contrast, other major films have found their way into theaters or the on-demand market. Most recently. Disney released the highly anticipated Mulan reboot through their streaming platform, Disney+. Warner Bros. took things just a step further by releasing Christopher Nolan’s Tenet in theaters worldwide.
At this time, it is unclear when Candyman will hit theaters in 2021. Universal will likely announce a specific date in the coming weeks.