Mulan DELAYED: Disney pushes back live-action epic’s release date for the second time

Mulan (played by Yifei Liu) was due to make her live action debut back in March of this year, but was unfortunately moved back to an uncertified release date. Since then, Disney explained that they would be trying to bring the film to cinemas in the near future, before announcing a release date of July 25.

With just under four weeks until Mulan’s new release date, fans were no doubt getting excited to see the titular character take her place in the Chinese army.

Unfortunately, tragedy has struck yet again for the young warrior.

Fans of Disney’s original animated epic will unfortunately have to wait just a bit longer to see Mulan on screen.

Today Disney has announced Mulan has been delayed for a second time following the latest coronavirus pandemic updates in the US.


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Mulan’s release date has been moved from July 25 to August 21.

This is almost an entire month’s delay, and is just about two months away from the newest statement from the company’s creative studios.

Disney representatives Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer, and fellow co-chairman Alan Bergman spoke out in a joint statement this weekend.

“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,” they said.

“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.”

Mulan reportedly cost Disney $200 million to produce, and is suspected to garner up to $1 billion in the first month.

However, with continuing moving dates, fans of the franchise could get confused by the film’s multiplying release date.

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What’s more, as a number of Disney films have since been dropped on their streaming platform – Disney Plus – over the course of the lockdown, many fans may be simply waiting for Mulan to arrive in their living rooms.

Mulan is the second film to be delayed this week, as Warner Bros pushed Christopher Nolan’s Tenet back even further.

Tenet was moved from July 17 – just before Mulan’s previous release date – to two weeks later on August 12.

The studio announced: “Warner Bros. is committed to bringing Tenet to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time.


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“In this moment what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release.

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

“And we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy.”

Mulan is set to release August 21, while Tenet is due to arrive August 12.

The 1998 animated version of Mulan is available on Disney Plus.

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