Originally scheduled to release in North American cinemas in March, Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan was postponed several times due to COVID-19. As uncertainty over the pandemic looms, Disney revised its plans and the film will only see a limited theatrical release in Asia.
As many countries in the world still struggle to curb new virus infections and movie theaters remain shuttered, Mulan will be streamed on its subscription service Disney+ for $30 US dollars in September. This is the first movie to cost a premium fee on the streaming service, which is currently available in North America and parts of Europe, and many people are hesitant to pay the price along with the monthly subscription fee in order to see Mulan.
Since the movie features Liu Yifei (刘亦菲), Gong Li (巩俐), Donnie Yen (甄子丹), and Jet Li (李連杰), who are big stars in Asia, Disney decided to release Mulan in movie theaters in China, Taiwan, and Japan in September.
Mulan was heavily marketed and despite the milestone of an all-Asian cast in a major Hollywood movie, many fans are disappointed it will only have a limited theatrical release, which will not have the same impact as a global release.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.