Mulan is Postponed Indefinitely by Disney
After Mulan was postponed several times due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the shutdown of theatres, Disney has once again halted its release date for an undetermined period of time. The film was supposed to premiere March 27, then was moved to July 24 and then August 21.
This comes as further bad news for theatre operators that were counting on the live-action epic to help attract audiences during a pandemic, as theatres start to slowly reopen in Canada and globally.
A Disney spokesperson said in a statement, “Over the last few months, it’s become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to how we release films during this global health crisis, and that means pausing our release plans for Mulan as we assess how we can most effectively bring this film to audiences around the world."
Mulan is not the only movie being taken out of Disney's current calendar. Disney will also delay the next film instalments from two of its biggest franchises, Avatar and Star Wars, since COVID-19 has disrupted production. The Avatar sequel is now set to debut in theatres in December 2022, and the next Star Wars movie in December 2023.