‘Mulan live action postponed yet again amid pandemic

Mulan Release Date Pushed Back to August

For most studios, that meant delaying their spring releases until later in the summer, or releasing some titles straight to home streaming.

It will now open once again open one week after Warner Bros.' Tenet, which recently moved to August 12.

Walt Disney postponed the debut of live-action movie "Mulan" until August 21, the company said in a statement on Friday, a blow to theater operators who want blockbuster movies to draw audiences from their homes in the middle of a pandemic.

The news comes after another highly-anticipated summer blockbuster, Tenet, was pushed back to August 12th.

Originally due to be released in March, before being delayed until July 24th, it's now currently scheduled for a cinema release on August 21st.

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Mulan, a mega-budget live action remake of the tale of a legendary Chinese warrior, had already been delayed once, to July 24.

There's a good chance this won't be the last time the theatrical release of Mulan gets delayed. Those options will be available down the line, but only once audiences have flocked to see Mulan in theaters.

"Director Niki Caro and our cast and crew have created a lovely, 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", the statement further said.

The biggest reason for the shift for both Mulan and Tenet is that the NY government recently stated that malls, gyms, and movie theaters will not be allowed to reopen as part of the state's fourth phase of its careful reopening. Earlier release dates for the film, which stars Robert Pattison and John David Washington, were July 17 and July 31.

"We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time".

While some have been hoping for a possible digital release for Mulan, Disney's Alan Horn and Alan Bergman reiterated in a joint statement that they fully intend on bringing the film to the biggest screens imaginable.

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