Mulan was poised to be the first new major theatrical release of the summer, but after the further delay of Tenet, Disney has now announced that the live-action remake will be released in theaters on August 21st.
Mulan was originally scheduled to be released on March 27th, but was delayed just weeks before its premiere. A new release date was previously slated for July 24th, now moved up to August 21st.
A July 24 release date meant that Disney had merely a month to relaunch the movie’s marketing campaign in a hasty attempt to reacquaint audiences with the live-action remake.
As COVID-19 number surge across the nation, especially in Florida and California, two major Disney hubs due to the theme parks, it’s unknown whether movie theaters will be able to move forward with their announced reopenings. In fact, many are pushing for the delay of the theme parks in Anaheim and Orlando due to rising case numbers, but it is officially up to Disney to announce any changes. AMC recently announced a phased reopening of its theaters, set to begin on July 15.
The postponement of Mulan could mean another reshuffling of the theatrical release calendar for both Disney and a number of other studios.
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