Remember way back in February when the first trailer for the ‘Candyman‘ reboot was released? People were hyped. The trailer was outstanding and did a good job of not giving too much away.
At the time, the movie was supposed to be released on June 12, but due to the pandemic, the film was pushed back to September. And then when September didn’t work, Universal removed it from its release calendar.
The film’s director made it clear that this film was made to be seen in theaters, and they would not be going down the VOD route.
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.
Now a month or so later, Universal has decided on a new release date, August 27, 2021.
Hopefully that’s a safe enough date. Ideally, we’ll be somewhat back to normal by then. If we’re not, then…well, I don’t know. I think we might all be in a much darker place.
But for now, distract yourself by watching the great Candyman trailer again…