‘Halloween’ Sequels, ‘Candyman’ Pushed Back by Universal

  • Variety
‘Halloween’ Sequels, ‘Candyman’ Pushed Back by Universal
Universal Pictures is pushing back the openings of “Candyman” and its two “Halloween” sequels, marking only the latest release date delays amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Candyman” will move back three weeks from Sept. 25 to Oct. 16. “Halloween Kills” has been delayed for a year from Oct. 16, 2020, to Oct. 15, 2021, and “Halloween Ends” will move from Oct. 15, 2021, to Oct. 14, 2022.

The studio also announced that “The Forever Purge,” the latest chapter in Universal Pictures’ dystopian horror franchise, would be released on July 9, 2021. The title was indefinitely delayed in May.

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.

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