Disney announces new release date for Mulan
“While the pandemic has changed our release plans for Mulan, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance,” said the leaders of Walt Disney Studios.
It seems as if Warner Bros. and the House of the Mouse were playing to alternate the responsibility of bringing to the big screen the first great film production since the outbreak of the health crisis.
A few days ago, Warner confirmed that Tenet will hit theaters until August 14. This Friday, Disney announced that the premiere of the Mulan remake will take place a month ahead of schedule, a move that puts Christopher Nolan’s film back at the forefront of the summer releases.
We now know that the live-action on the heroic warrior will debut on August 21, and not on the 24 of next month. According to Deadline, this postponement has been seen coming since COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the United States, and the reopening of cinemas in New York, Los Angeles, and China continues in the air.
On this line, it should be added that in Mexico City (although it is presumed at an orange light from the following Monday) the Cinépolis and Cinemex complexes will remain closed until further notice.
On the other hand, Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, presidents of Walt Disney Studios, insist that Mulan is a film that all moviegoers should enjoy in the traditional way (in a movie theater) and not from an alternative platform.
“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,” said the executives ( via ). «Director Niki Caro, our cast and crew have created a beautiful, epic and moving film that is everything a film experience should be, and that’s where we think it belongs: on the world stage and on the big screen so that the people from all over the world enjoy it. “
These words apparently belie those suspicions raised by a Disney + tweet from last month. There was revealed a specific date for the arrival of the anticipated remake to the catalog of the streaming platform, which advised that the House of the Mouse could rule out its run in theaters. However, the publication in question was removed.
Until now, The New Mutants (another film on the Disney calendar) maintains its premiere for next August 28.