Candyman was actually one of the last holdouts on Universal’s upcoming slate. Tentpoles such as F9: The Fast and Furious Saga, Minions: The Rise of Gru and Sing 2 have been moved to later this year, next year or TBA, while this month’s Trolls World Tour is still meeting its April 10 release date, only on demand.
Other major spring and summer releases that have been shifted into the future include Black Widow, Mulan, Wonder Woman 1984, Top Gun: Maverick, No Time to Die, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius.
With theaters remaining closed for at least several more months due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and with the most optimistic forecasts suggesting that they could start re-opening in July — the studios are essentially writing off the lucrative summer movie schedule. With Candyman gone, only a handful of summer releases, including Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, are still clinging to original release dates.