Following the lead of other studios that have delayed blockbuster releases due to the impacts of COVID-19, Disney is reportedly postponing the release of three films — including their live-action Mulan.
- According to Deadline, Disney has pulled Mulan, The New Mutants, and Antlers from their release schedule.
- At this time, new dates have not been announced for these films, although Disney is apparently exploring options for later this year.
- Disney’s decision comes after other films such as the James Bond flick No Time to Die and Fast and Furious’s F9.
- While moving Mulan from its slot just weeks before its previous March 27th release is perhaps the biggest news among the bunch, it’s worth noting that this is yet another delay for The New Mutants (set for April 3rd) which was initially set to hit theatres two years ago — before Disney owned 20th Century.
- Antlers from Fox Searchlight was originally set to be released on April 17th.
A message from Mulan Director, Niki Caro. pic.twitter.com/0L3VzAfaeB
— Mulan (@DisneysMulan) March 12, 2020
What they’re saying:
- Mulan director Niki Caro:”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 – people who truly embody the attributes of Loyal, Brave, and True. We are so excited to share this film with the world, but given the current ever-shifting circumstances we are all 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 continue to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and support, and I can’t wait for the day where we will all get to experience this tale of a girl warrior who became a legend together”