Back in April, Disney announced that it was moving the theatrical release date of Mulan from March 27 to July 24, 2020 because of the global pandemic. Now, as we are quickly approaching that release date and cases of COVID-19 are continuing to soar and the lack of attendance at newly reopened theaters, Disney could be considering delaying the release date for a second time. Also China, a prime market for the movie, still hasn’t reopened its movie theaters and there’s no indication yet of when they might reopen, which would also be a prime factor to postpone the release.
Disney has stuck to its guns about keeping Mulan a theatrical release and not releasing it to On-Demand or straight to Disney+. Additionally, Disney already has a live-action Mulan sequel in the works, which depends on the financial success of this film, which could only be achieved on the big screen.
Many insiders suspect the studio will move Mulan’s release to sometime later this year around Christmas. If that’s the case, expect to see another reshuffle of the Walt Disney Company’s theatrical release calendar.
You can check out the official trailer for Mulan below which has already acheived an impressive 15+ million views.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father.
Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Mulan features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”