Mulan Release Date Delayed (Again)

Mulan Release Date Delayed (Again)

June 27, 2020 Off By tracy

Disney has delayed the theatrical release of Mulan again, this time from July 24 to August 21. The postponement comes as a result of a surge in new coronavirus cases across the U.S.Mulan will open after the recently delayed Tenet, which will open August 12.

Our original report from March 12 follows.

Disney announced Thursday that its live-action remake of Mulan has been indefinitely delayed from its original release date of March 27. The move is the latest in a series of big-budget Hollywood films that have been delayed due to concerns over COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus).

The studio held a splashy red-carpet Hollywood premiere for Mulan on March 8, at which time the plan was to still release the film as scheduled. But with more and more studios delaying their upcoming offerings, Disney has now followed suit. The news comes in the wake of Disney closing Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure as of March 14 through the end of the month. Disney has also postponed the release of the X-Men spin-off The New Mutants and the horror film Antlers.Mulan’s release in China, where many theaters remain closed due to the outbreak, has been delayed indefinitely.

Other films that have been delayed due to COVID-19 include Fast 9, which will now be released almost a year later than originally planned, in April 2021, No Time to Die, which will now be released in November 2020, and A Quiet Place 2, which currently does not have a new release date set.For more on how COVID-19 could affect the film industry, head here.