After several delays, the remake of the animated classic Mulan will not be released in August as earlier planned by Disney due to circumstances revolving around the coronavirus pandemic.
Mulan was officially pulled from Disney’s release schedule just a few days after Warner Bros. postponed the release of Tenet without providing a future date. Like Mulan, the Christopher Nolan film was also set to premiere in August.
“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 today that means pausing our release plans for ‘Mulan’ as we assess how we can most effectively bring this film to audiences around the world,” a Disney spokesperson said.
Additionally, Disney also pushed back the release date for all of its upcoming Star Wars and Avatar films. Each instalment in those franchises have been pushed back exactly one year, which makes the current Avatar release schedule as follows:
- December 6, 2022 – Avatar 2
- December 22, 2023 – Untitled Star Wars: Part 1
- December 20, 2024 – Avatar 3
- December 19, 2025 – Untitled Star Wars: Part 2
- December 18, 2026 – Avatar 4
- December 17, 2027 – Untitled Star Wars: Part 3
- December 22, 2028 – Avatar 5
Mulan suffers fatal blow as Disney postpones it indefinitely
However, Disney hasn’t made any alterations to the release dates for its upcoming Marvel films Black Widow and The Eternals. Black Widow is set to debut in November after abandoning its April release date but all that could change for The Eternals if it is delayed again.
Given Disney waited just a few weeks before Mulan‘s release to move its premiere, it stands to reason that the studio is waiting to see if conditions improve before making a similar decision for Black Widow.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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