Universal Pictures are pushing back a bunch of release dates, including its two 'Halloween' sequels.
'Halloween Kills' will no longer hit cinemas on October 16, 2020. It now arrives a whole year later, on October 15, 2021.
Threequel 'Halloween Ends', meanwhile, has moved from October 15, 2021, to October 14, 2022.
John Carpenter released a statement on the move, which you can read below.
I know you all have been looking forward to an update on the status of "Halloween Kills". Here it is: pic.twitter.com/EWivyipYgR
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 8, 2020
The much-anticipated 'Candyman' has also moved by a few weeks. It takes the October 16 release date, having originally meant to hit cinemas in April, and then September.
Universal also announced that 'The Forever Purge', the latest chapter in 'The Purge' franchise, will hit cinemas on July 9, 2021.
Other major releases from the studio that have been delayed include 'Minions: Rise of Gru', Fast & Furious 9' (aka 'F9') and 'Sing 2'.
'Halloween' fans do get one bright side to this news.
A teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel was released by Universal to tide fans over.