Disney Delays Live Action 'Mulan' To Late August Amid Ongoing Pandemic

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

The film was originally slated for a March 27 release.

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'Mulan' [Disney]

Disney has announce that the release of Mulan has been pushed back to the end of summer. The live action version of the 1998 animated classic is now set for release on August 24. The film was originally slated to premiere on March 27 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but had been moved to July 24.

Disney cites the recent surge in coronavirus cases in California and other states as the reason for the second delay. The company is also reportedly planning to push back the re-opening of Disneyland in California.

“While the pandemic has changed our release plans for Mulan and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance. Director Niki Caro and our cast and crew have created a beautiful, epic, and moving film that is everything the cinematic experience should be, and that’s where we believe it belongs – on the world stage and the big screen for audiences around the globe to enjoy together,” said Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, co-chairman of Walt Disney studios (Horn is also chief creative officer).

Caro's live action Mulan stars Crystal Liu as Mulan. The legendary Jet Li plays the Emperor. Stream the trailer for the upcoming film below.

- Matt Bishop


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