Disney has once again decided to delay Mulan. Originally set to debut in November of 2018, the motion picture was pushed back three times since it was announced to release on August 21st of this year. At present, it is delayed indefinitely. Disney shares fell 1% following the news.
A representative of Disney Studios cited COVID-19 as the reason for the delay in a recent statement.
Over the last few months, it’s become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to how we release films during this global health crisis, and today that means pausing our release plans for Mulan as we assess how we can most effectively bring this film to audiences around the world.
As noted, Mulan is not the only film that will be postponed. Others are as follows:
- The Personal History of David Copperfield – Aug. 28th
- Death on the Nile – Oct. 23rd
- The Empty Man – Dec. 4th
- The French Dispatch – unset
- Antlers – Feb. 19th, 2021
- The Last Duel – Oct. 15th, 2021
- Avatar 2 – Dec. 16th, 2022
- Untitled Star Wars – Dec. 22nd, 2023
- Avatar 3 – Dec. 20th, 2024
- Untitled Star Wars – Dec. 19th, 2025
- Avatar 4 – Dec. 18th, 2026
- Untitled Star Wars – Dec. 17th, 2027
- Avatar 5 – Dec. 22nd, 2028
These changes mean that August will see a severe lack of blockbusters for the month. Due to the safety concerns of theater patrons, several films have taken to streaming services earlier than usual, including Miss Juneteenth, Birds of Prey, Artemis Fowl, and more.