The past year has been a chaotic one for films, as the Covid-19 pandemic has forced countless films to move online or delay their release dates.
The horror sequel Candyman is one of those films facing delays after its originally slated release in June 2020.
Now the movie is finally hitting screens around the world, but where can fans watch 2021’s Candyman?
Candyman: release date and plot
Candyman was originally scheduled for release on June 20, 2020, but the film was delayed several times until its eventual release on August 27, 2021.
Although the exact release date differs depending on the country in question.
A direct sequel to the years 1992 Candy, this new film takes place a decade after the demolition of the old Cabrini towers and the construction of luxury apartments in their place.
The film follows a new arrival to Cabrini-Green, aspiring artist Anthony McCoy whose painting career has stalled, leading him to turn to the mysterious supernatural killer known as Candyman for inspiration afterwards. that a local elder told him the disturbing story of the killer. with a hook for one hand and a penchant for bees.
Where to watch Candyman
- Candyman will be available to watch exclusively in theaters when it releases on August 27.
That’s right, moviegoers will have to venture out to the movies to watch Candyman on the big screen.
As Candyman is exclusive to theaters, it not be available to stream on any of the major streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, or HBO Max when it first releases in August.
However, nothing prevents the film from arriving on a streaming service later after its home release on DVD and VOD stores.
Meet the cast
While the sequel to Candyman 2021 primarily focuses on the stories of a multitude of new characters, a number of familiar faces return.
The main cast members are Tony Todd as the titular Candyman and Vanessa Estelle Williams, who played Anne-Marie McCoy in the first film.
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy
- Teyonah Parris as Brianna Cartwright
- Hannah Love Jones as young Brianna Cartwright.
- Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Troy Cartwright
- Colman Domingo as William Burke
- Tony Todd as Daniel Robitaille / Candyman
- Vanessa Estelle Williams as Anne-Marie McCoy
- Rebecca Spence as Finley Stephens
- Cassie Kramer as Helen Lyle / Caroline Sullivan
- Michael Hargrove as Sherman Fields
- Kyle Kaminsky as Grady Smith
- Christiana Clark as Danielle Harrington
- Brian King as Clive Privler
- Torrey Hanson as Jack Hyde
- Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Jameson
- Cedric Mays as Gil Cartwright
- Nancy Pender as TV news anchor
- Pam Jones as Devlin Sharpe
- Breanna Lind as Annika
Candyman will be available to watch in cinemas when released on August 27, 2021.
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