Universal Pushes Back ‘Halloween’ Sequels; Releases Teaser Trailer

Fans will have to wait longer for Michael Myers to return.

Universal pushes Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends but released a new teaser trailer as a consolation for disappointed fans.

The film and television industry has been hit hard by the pandemic with the majority of productions hit with delays due to fears of spreading the virus. But Universal has decided to delay three highly-anticipated horror titles. Candyman is the first to be pushed, moving from September 25, 2020 to October 16, 2020. This isn’t much of a delay, which will hopefully soften the blow for the delay to Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends.

John Carpenter and David Gordon Green announced the Halloween sequel has moved from October 16, 2020 to October 15, 2021. This obviously pushes back Halloween Ends to October 24, 2022. The horror master did give fans some consolation with an intense new teaser trailer showing Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie in the aftermath of the previous film. Carpenter announced that if they released Halloween Kills this year, it wouldn’t be the terrifying experience they want to deliver, but mentioned the sequel will also get an IMAX release when it finally arrives.

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Here is the official synopsis for Jordan Peele’s Candyman:

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Directed by Nia DaCosta from a script she co-wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, Candyman stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and Tony Todd.

Candyman will be released in theaters on October 16, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Candyman, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends as we learn it. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future.

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Eammon Jacobs

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