LOS ANGELES | Disney has decided to postpone once again the release of Mulan, this time to mid-August, while the pandemic of novel coronavirus is still rampant in North America and in the world.
After a first postponement, Mulan, version shots, the actual famous cartoon, would have had to come out in theaters July 24.
“The pandemic has changed the plans to release Mulan and we’ll be flexible, as the situation demands,” said Disney in a statement signed by co-chairs Alan Bergman and Alan Horn.
“The director, Niki Caro, our players and the team have created a magnificent film, an epic and moving, which is what the film experience should be. And we believe that its place is on the world stage and the big screen for the public in the whole world benefits,” they wrote.
The decision comes after Warner Bros has released in mid-August, the release of another big film of the summer, Tenet of Christopher Nolan – a suspense about an agency trying to prevent the Third world War.
Warner Bros has also expressed the need to be “flexible” in announcing its decision.
At the beginning of April, Disney had decided to postpone the release of a dozen Marvel movies and other big productions, including Black Widow, with Scarlett Johansson in the title role. The release is now scheduled for November, which automatically shifts the other films in the series to come.