The Disney movie will finally be released come July.
Starring actress Crystal Liu (劉亦菲), Disney’s life-action remake of Mulan had originally been scheduled for release on March 27, but was adjourned due to the coronavirus pandemic and is now set to premier on July 24, 2020.
With the film’s release fraught by challenges, not dissimilar to the onscreen trials faced by its protagonist, Mulan was originally scheduled for release in 2018 according to reports by Screen Rant. However, director Niki Caro’s initial casting phase was unsuccessful, which led to a second round of casting and Chinese actress Crystal Liu being selected as lead. At one point, there were whitewashing rumors with Jennifer Lawrence said to take on the titular role, which led to fans submitting a protest petition. Eventually, Crystal was announced as the final casting choice.
A casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, Mulan had actually held its media review and red carpet premiere in early March in Los Angeles. However, due to the sudden coronavirus outbreak, it was just within seven hours of Crystal’s concluding promotional activities for the London premiere on March 13 when Disney announced that the film’s release would be delayed, effectively putting prior promotional efforts to waste.
However, Mulan’s second release date, set to coincide with the summer holidays, will not have fans waiting for too long, while Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise, which let out its schedule for Mulan, will be pushed back to a year later on July 30, 2021.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.