Disney Postpones “Mulan’s” Premiere Again Because of Coronavirus Surge

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Mulan 2020

“Mulan,” Disney’s live-action remake that was originally scheduled to open March 27, 2020, but due to COVID-19 concerns shifted to a July 24th opening, has pushed back once again with a new theatrical release date of August 21, 2020.

“While the pandemic has changed our release plans for ‘Mulan’ and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance,” Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, co-chairmen of Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement.

Movie theater owners had been hoping to offer “Mulan” and director Christopher Nolan’s thriller “Tenet” in July to help lure audiences back to cinemas. Both films are now pushed into August, with “Tenet,” from Warner Bros., scheduled for Aug. 12th.

The theater business has been devastated by the coronavirus shutdowns that began in mid-March, laying off tens of thousands of employees and borrowing funds to stay afloat.  There have even been rumors that AMC may go bankrupt.

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Cast members Ron Yuan, Yifei Liu, Jason Scott Lee and Yoson An pose with director Niki Caro, at the European premiere for the film “Mulan” in London, Britain. March 12, 2020.

mulanWe saw the trailer for Mulan 3-4x and thought it looked great.

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Original March 27, 2020 release date in the US.  But, by then all the movie theaters were closed indefinitely.

“Mulan,” a $200 million adventure film – not a musical – with a cast of Asian actors, was expected to be a blockbuster over Spring Break 2020.

mulan1Other film studios also suffering the effects of the COVID-19 crisis with all major studios postponing their entire 2020 movie release lineup with some films moving well into 2021.

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January 2020:  Mulan and Mushu celebrating the Chinese New Year at Disneyland with us.
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January 2020:  Mickey and Minnie greeting guests in their new costumes at California Adventure Park.
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This looks so good! It’s not a musical though…we loved the music in the animated Mulan movie.

 

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