Starring Liu Yifei (劉亦菲) and Donnie Yen (甄子丹), Disney’s live action remake of their 1998 animated film Mulan is being postponed once again due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
First announced in 2016, Mulan officially started principal photography in August 2018 after casting Liu Yifei in the lead role. The film was originally scheduled for release on March 27, 2020, but the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak had forced Disney to push it back to July 24, 2020. The release was delayed again to August 21, 2020.
With coronavirus cases continuously rising in the U.S., leading to 4 million confirmed cases and over 100,000 deaths in the last five months, Disney has decided to indefinitely postpone Mulan’s release until further notice.
While Hollywood is slowly recovering with principal photography restarting for many movies, many states in the country are limiting large gatherings, making it more difficult for cinemas to screen movies freely.
Even Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated action film, Tenet, was postponed indefinitely. Nolan had been fighting to retain the film’s July release date, hoping that the film would be an incentive for moviegoers to return to theaters, but the COVID-19 spike is making that plan difficult to come into fruition.
Other postponed movies include Marvel’s Black Widow, which was delayed from May to November 2020; and the James Bond film No Time To Die, delayed from April to November 2020.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.