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Candyman 2021: Release Date, Plot, Cast And Trailer

Candyman 2021 is an upcoming American supernatural slasher film that is a direct sequel to the Candyman 1992 film. In this article, we will talk about Candyman 2021 release date and its latest updates. Candyman 2021 is the fourth film in the Candyman film series. It is based on the shorty stories “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. Finally, viewers will get to watch the long-awaited spiritual sequel of the origin after a decade. It is one of the anticipated supernatural movies that would make you question your own rationality. Many fans have been eagerly waiting for it since a year ago. The film is a pandora box that would reveal a new world, full of mystery and horror. 

The supernatural slasher film is coming to flip your world upside down. The trailer was already out last year that made fans more curious and eager. If you have not watched the previous series part, worry not. You can directly jump on to this one. The movie is directed by Nia DaCosta, written by Jordan Peels, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, etc. It tells the word-of-mouth ghost story of the supernatural killer Candyman who can be summoned by those daring to call his names five times into a mirror. But remember, every action has a certain price one needs to pay. Then who will be paying the price of summoning him in Candyman (2021)?

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Candyman 2021 Release Date

Candyman 2021 film will be released on 27 August 2021. Initially, the movie was supposed to be released on 12 June 2020 by Universal Picture. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to 25 September 2020 and then again to 16 October 2020, taking the previous release date of Halloween Kills. In the end, the film was delayed to 27 August 2021. In some countries such as Australia, Brazil, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, the movies will be released on 26 August 2021, while in India, the movie will release on 3 September 2021, In Singapore on 23 September 2021, France on 29 September, and Japan on 15 October 2021.

As we mentioned, Candyman was originally scheduled to be released last year but got postponed. Therefore, the first trailer of Candyman was released on 27 February 2020. On 17 June 2020, an independent shadow puppetry short film/trailer was released, presented by Nia DaCosta with creative visual work by Manual Cinema. The second trailer of Candyman was released on 23 June 2021. From the trailer, it seems viewers will be on their toes the whole time and sometimes even hide behind the seats. Any previous doubt to watch it or not has been cleared after watching the trailer. All you have to do is watch the trailer, and you will hook on it immediately! Watch the trailer and see yourself. 

Plot Summary 

Candyman is an urban legend the most of us must have heard. The bone-chilling horror fill when one repeats his name five times while looking at a mirror is an experience we all want to have at some point. The plot revolves around the legendary supernatural killer Daniel Robitaille also known as Candyman. As long as the inhabitants remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Green neighborhood frightened by the urban ghost story about Daniel Robitaille, the Candyman who is summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror.  

The film begins at the present time, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers torn down. A visual artist Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, an art gallery director named Brianna Cartwright, moved into a posh loft condo in Cabrini. The place is now gentrified beyond recognition and resided by the upwardly mobile millennials. While Anthony’s painting career is on the verge of stalling, an opportunity encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer reveals Anthony to the tragically horrific world of the true story behind the Candyman. 

Anthony drowns into a pool of anxieties to maintain his standing in the Chicago art world. He begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings. Unknowingly, he opens the door to a twisted past. The past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes the terrifyingly viral flow of violence that puts him on a collision path with his destiny. 

Candyman 2021 Release Date

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy from the movie Candyman 2021

The Cast of Candyman 2021

The cast of Candyman 2021 leads by Watchmen star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy, who was previously kidnapped and almost killed by the Candyman, is now a grown-up. The other cast joins him are, WandaVision’s Teyonah Parris as Brianna Cartwright and Fear The Walking Dead’s Colman Domingo as William Burke. The role of the Candyman is reprised by Tony Todd. Vanessa Estelle Williams also reprises her role as Anthony’s mother, Anne-Marie McCoy. 

The film also stars Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Troy Cartwright, Brianna’s brother. Chicago Fire’s Cassie Kramer plays a reincarnated version of Helen Lyle. The other supporting cast members include Michael Hargrove as Sherman Fields, Kyle Kaminsky as Grady Smith, Christiana Clark as Danielle Harrington, Brian King as Clive Privler, Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Jameson, Torrey Hanson as Jack Hyde, etc.

One of the supernatural-horror anticipated movies is finally coming to theatres. The movie got delayed for a year which made fans wait longer than they expected. Thankfully, this august, we welcome the spine-chilling unnerving film, featuring one of the centuries evil legendary, the Candyman. Therefore, look at your country’s release date schedule, book the ticket and watch the upcoming spiritual sequel of the Candyman. 

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