‘Candyman’ and ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Pushed Further Into 2021

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The curse of movie delays has struck again and this time, its new victims are the new Candyman and Ghostbusters: Afterlife movies. Both movies are either reboots or sequels of beloved films. Sadly, this will not be the last of the movies to be pushed further into 2021 and beyond.

According to Variety, Candyman is a reboot thriller based on Clive Barker’s The Forbidden. MGM and Universal are producing the movie and it was written by Jordan Peele. The movie is directed by Nia DaCosta and stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is a struggling artist that becomes unraveled as he learns about the legend of Candyman. It also stars Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Tony Todd, and Vanessa Estelle Williams. It is scheduled to hit theaters August 27, 2021.

According to DeadlineGhostbusters: Afterlife by Sony and Columbia Pictures stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson, and Paul Rudd in this installment of the Ghostbusters franchise. The film is directed by Jason Reitman and produced by Ivan Reitman. It follows the story of a single mother who moves to a new town with her children to discover their family history surrounding the original Ghostbusters. The film is now scheduled to be shown in theaters on June 11, 2021.

Make sure to set your calendars for Summer 2021 so you don’t miss out!

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Kailey has been a writer for Nerds and Beyond since 2018. She received her bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May of 2020. Some of her favorite TV shows are The Blacklist, Supernatural, and Prodigal Son, to name a few. She also loves all things Disney! You can check her out on social media @kaileygross.
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