Delayed three times from its original June 2020 release date due to the pandemic, the long-awaited sequel to the 1992 cult classic horror film Candyman is finally due to hit screens later this summer.
Produced and co-written by Jordan Peele, expectations are high for what will hopefully be the first truly fitting Candyman sequel - which, unsurprisingly, is basically forgetting all the other sequels - and a subversive, contemporary update of the IP.
Given the original film's dishy social commentary, it certainly feels like a fine fit for Peele's sensibilities.
Talented filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Fast Color) being at the helm doesn't hurt, nor a strong cast headed up by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris, alongside returning original actors Tony Todd and Vanessa Estelle Williams.
If Peele and co. pull this off, Candyman will hopefully go the way of Halloween and be rejuvenated for both hardcore fans and newcomers alike.
Candyman will hit cinemas on August 27.