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Nia DaCosta Directed 'Candyman' Delayed Until 2021

Candyman is the latest movie to face a delay in getting out to the theaters.

The film was set to hit theaters on October 16, however, it it being pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has closed theaters for many months and delayed even more movies.

Now, Candyman will open sometime in 2021, Variety says.

Directed by Nia DaCosta, the film is based on a ghostly legend and centers on a struggling artist (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) who begins to lose his sanity after discovering the story of Candyman. As the tale goes, if someone says his name to a mirror five times, Candyman will appear and kill whoever summoned him.

Wonder Woman 1984 announced an additional delay earlier today, as well. Here’s when it will hit theaters now…

It was just recently announced that Nia will be behind the camera for this Marvel movie. See which one here…

Marvel Hires Nia DaCosta To Direct 'Captain Marvel 2'

Nia DaCosta has been tapped to direct the sequel to Captain Marvel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The filmmaker will head behind the camera for the second movie in the franchise, with Megan McDonnell penning the script.

Nia is also helming Universal’s upcoming Candyman, and made her directorial debut with Little Woods, which starred Tessa Thompson, that premiered in 2018 at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Captain Marvel 2, which will bring back Brie Larson as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, is curently scheduled for a July 8, 2022 release.

In the first film, Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.

If you missed it, you can see the current release schedule for upcoming Disney/Marvel films here…

Jordan Peele Shares 'Candyman' Teaser Ahead of Trailer - Watch!

Jordan Peele is teasing fans ahead of the release of Candyman!

The 41-year-old writer and producer took to Twitter on Tuesday (February 25) to offer a sneak peek at the film.

“I dare you to say his name,” Jordan wrote along with a brief clip. “Click below to tweet #Candyman 5 times in one post. @CandymanMovie will haunt your feed with an exclusive first look. See the trailer on Thursday.”

Here’s the synopsis: “A ‘spiritual sequel’ to the 1992 horror film Candyman that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.”

Directed by Nia DaCosta, the movie stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo.

Candyman is set to hit theaters on June 12!

Watch the teaser and check out the new poster now.

ICYMI, find out which lifelong fear inspired Jordan Peele‘s film Us.

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Tessa Thompson Attends 'Little Woods' Premiere in Hollywood

Tessa Thompson is celebrating her new movie!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Tessa Thompson

The 35-year-old actress hit the pink carpet at the Los Angeles Pink Carpet Premiere of Little Woods hosted by Refinery29, NEON and Rooftop Cinema Club at NeueHouse Hollywood on Monday (April 1) in Los Angeles.

Co-star Lance Reddick, writer and director Nia DaCosta Dear White People star Logan Browning, Transparent‘s Trace Lysette, White Rabbit actress Nana Ghana and The Talk‘s Aisha Tyler were all in attendance at the event.

The movie, which hits theaters on April 19, is a modern Western about two sisters who work outside the law to better their lives.

FYI: Tessa is wearing an Alexandre Vauthier outfit with Harry Kotlar earrings and an AS29 ring.

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