Disney delays Mulan and other releases due to coronavirus

By Marriska Fernandes on March 13, 2020 | Leave a Comment

Mulan movie posterDue to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, Disney has delayed the releases of Mulan, The New Mutants and Antlers.

Disney said in a statement, “As you know this has been a rapidly evolving situation and I wanted to make you aware that we are postponing the releases of Mulan, The New Mutants, and Antlers out of an abundance of caution. We truly believe in the moviegoing experience, and we are looking at new potential 2020 release dates to be announced at a later date.”

Mulan was scheduled to release in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. on March 27, 2020, but is now awaiting a new release date. The film’s director, Niki Caro, took to Twitter to share the news. She said: “Our hearts are with everyone the world over who is affected by the virus, and we hope that Mulan’s fighting spirit will continue to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe.”

The New Mutants, a superhero film from the X-Men franchise that Disney acquired as part of the Fox buyout, is being delayed for the fifth time since the original 2018 release date. It’s being pushed back from April 3, 2020 and a new date has not yet been announced.

Disney is also postponing Antlers, another film from the Fox buyout. The sci-fi horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro was to open on April 17, 2020, and is now awaiting a new release date.

The entertainment industry has been among the many industries hit by COVID-19, after it was announced as a global pandemic on Wednesday. Other films that have been delayed include No Time to Die, A Quiet Place Part II, F9, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and The Lovebirds. ~Marriska Fernandes


Comments & Discussion

  1. W. D. Kimzey • March 13, 2020 @ 4:31 PM

    This November we have a chance to elect a real human as our president rather than a clownish reality actor. Then we can go back to not having to worry about a global pandemic while our president acts like an idiot for TV ratings.

  2. Patty • March 13, 2020 @ 8:27 PM

    I pass for this one. I prefer the original Chinese V series call Oh my General Mulan.
    This movie was plagiarized as the rest of the Disney movies plus the actress encouraged violence against his own people.

  3. REG • March 14, 2020 @ 12:08 PM

    This November we have the chance to keep a Commander and Chief that cares about Americans. Saving probably 1000s of lives with money in our pockets so we can go to theaters to watch your wonderful movies.

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