I wrote this article earlier today and reiterated that there was no official confirmation from Disney regarding Mulan’s wide release. Well, things appear to have changed. As you can see in the screenshot taken from the Disney+ Help Page, Mulan indeed will be released to all subscribers on 4 December 2020.
You might also see that Premier Access will end on 2 November 2020. This is a weird move, but it makes sense. Many people were wondering why the wide release was so soon, and why Disney would confirms that before the movie even launches. Now, we have our answer! By doing it this way, Disney adds some level of exclusivity to the film because it makes it unavailable for a period before its wide release. Understandably, there is no mention of this on Disney’s social media pages as of now, but I’m just left wondering why they would have this information available at all.
Another reason for this exclusivity window could be a cinematic release. It’s possible that, within the timeframe between its exit from Premier Access and its wide release to all subscribers, Mulan makes a (very short, 1-month) theatrical debut.
What do you think? Knowing this new timeline of:
- Premier Access (4 Sept – 2 Nov)
- Unavailable for purchase (3 Nov – 3 Dec)
- Available to all subscribers (4 Dec)
are you more or less inclined to get it when it launches on Premier Access?
Edited To Add is in bold.
Let me know what you think!