Disney Postpones Releases of “Mulan,” “The New Mutants,” and “Antlers” Over Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns
As the world battles the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Disney has postponed the releases of three upcoming films, including their live-action adaptation of Mulan.
Deadline‘s Anthony D’Alessandro reports that Mulan, along with 20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants and Searchlight Pictures’ Antlers, have been removed from the company’s release schedule, with Disney currently “looking at potential 2020 dates” for rescheduling. The films had previously been scheduled to release on March 27th, April 3rd, and April 17th, respectively.
D’Alessandro also reports that the rescheduling with be global, with movie theaters already closed in China, where Mulan was expected to do well as the film is based on Chinese lore, as well as Denmark, Norway, Greece, Italy, Poland, and parts of India, Lebanon and Kuwait.
This is just the latest rescheduling for The New Mutants, which was initially scheduled for release on April 13th, 2018, before being pushed back to February 22nd, 2019, and then later to August 2nd of that same year. It is currently planned to be the last release in 20th Century Studios’ X-Men franchise, as Marvel Studios is expected to take over the reins of the X-Men’s film future.
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