‘Candyman’ Release Date Pushed Back Again!- Director, Nia DaCosta Explains The Reason Why


Candyman is an upcoming supernatural film that is helmed by Nia DaCosta. It is written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta. Moreover, it is a sequel to the 1992 film of the same name. And, it is the fourth film in the overall, ‘Candyman’ movie series. The film is based on a short story, “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.

Recently, news has surfaced that the film is delayed again due to the pandemic. Candyman has been facing this problem for a long time. And, sadly the film is unable to achieve a fixed release date. It is informed that the film won’t be getting a VOD release date anytime soon.


Many films in the industry became the victim of the pandemic and have been delayed. Now, Candyman is also pushed back for a release in 2021. The director and writer, DaCosta explained the reason behind it.

So, let’s go ahead and get to know all the details:

DaCosta’s Comment On The Delay Of The Film

Nia DaCosta knew that the fans will be mad after the news. But, she made sure to explain the reason behind it and posted a message on Twitter. She tweeted, that they have made ‘CANDYMAN’ to be seen in theatres. It is not because of the spectacle but because it is a film about community and stories and how both of them shape us. She said the movie is a collective experience of trauma and joy, suffering and triumph, and the stories they tell around it.

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Following this, she tweeted again and informed that they are pushing the release to next year. She said that they want people to experience the horror and humanity of Candyman in a collective. And, that is why they are shifting the release date again. This will ensure that the public will be able to enjoy the film in theatres next year and share in the experience.

We totally understand her as it is believed that the “feeling of community” is only achieved when you are sitting in a packed theatre on an opening weekend.

Cast And Crew Of The Film

We already informed that the film will be directed by Nia DaCosta. She is also appointed as the new director for Captain Marvel 2.

Also, the film stars, Tony Odd in the titular role, Yahya Abdul Mateen II (as Anthony McCoy), Vanessa Williams (as Anne- Marie McCoy), Virginia Madsen (as Helen Lyle), and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (as Troy Cartwright).