Walt Disney Studios Delays Release of Live-Action 'Mulan'

Walt Disney Studios Delays Release of Live-Action 'Mulan'

While a few titles had held on to dates in mid and late July, with a couple movies to follow in August, it's become increasingly clear that audiences will either not be able to return to theaters in a few weeks - or won't want to for fear that they might get sick as coronavirus cases around the country have risen steadily.

On Friday, Disney announced the film would now be released on August 21.

Late Thursday, Warner Bros. also postponed Tenet, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, from July 31 to August 12.

Warner Bros. also noted the need to be "flexible" as it announced the delay.

The good news here for exhibition is that Disney has a plan to open Mulan in the near future, close to Tenet and not during the holidays or 2021 (or even on Disney+, for that matter). As a result of that, the live action remake of Disney's Mulan has since been pushed back for the third time.

Meanwhile, multiple sources across outlets claim Disney are planning to move Mulan too. On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also said New York would delay reopening cinemas while it continued to research the safety of indoor, air-conditioned venues.

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After all, all eyes were on Mulan and Tenet to see if their gamble paid off in July and audiences courageous going to the cinemas.

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While some have been hoping for a possible digital release for Mulan, Disney's Alan Horn and Alan Bergman reiterated in a joint statement that they fully intend on bringing the film to the biggest screens imaginable. So don't expect to see it sent to Disney+ like Artemis Fowl.

Cover image: Liu Yifei attends Disney's "Mulan" World Premiere at Dolby Theatre on March 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.

Just past year, The Lion King took a whopping $1.6 billion at the box office, making it the seventh highest-grossing film of all time.

"Mulan" was scheduled to debut in March but was postponed until July 24 when the coronavirus outbreak forced theaters around the world to close.

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