Disney’s live action Mulan has its release date moved yet again with the Coronavirus spiking up again in the United States. The movie was originally supposed to release on March 27th but was pushed back to July 24th.
The delay was announced just days before all the movie theaters started closing up per the stay at home orders of all the states. That was followed by another huge Disney big budget release that had to shift. Marvel’s Black Widow which vacated its early summer release of May 1st is now scheduled for November 6th.
Mulan will now release in theaters on August 21st!
“Making this film has been one of the most satisfying and exhilarating experiences of my entire career, and I’ve been so fortunate to be on this journey with some of the best cast and crew in the business,” director Niki Caro said in a statement published to Instagram following the film’s first move from March to July. “We are so excited to share this film with the world, but given the current ever-shifting circumstances we all are experiencing, unfortunately, we have to postpone the worldwide release of Mulan for now.
“Our hearts are with everyone the world over who is affected by this virus, and we hope that Mulan’s fighting spirit will continues to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe,” Caro added of China’s legendary warrior now played by Yifei Liu.
Will these movies be held back again? We will see. However, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said these blockbuster movies will not be released Video On Demand like some titles. Like Artemus Fowl which skipped theaters and went right to Disney+ for available streaming.
“We believe in the theatrical experience, particularly to launch big blockbuster franchise films,” Chapek said. “It fuels the entire Disney company, from consumer products to theme parks all the way to Disney+. And so we really think that’s the smart way to launch our big, tentpole films.”
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