Disney has postpone “Mulan” indefinitely as cases of coronavirus continue to rise across the country and new outbreaks are happening around the world.
“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,” a Disney spokesperson said.
In addition, all scheduled “Avatar” sequels and “Star Wars” films have been delayed one year.
Movie theaters have been closed in much of the U.S. since March. While the theater industry and Hollywood had been hoping to reopen and screen movies again in July, a resurgence of the coronavirus scuttled those plans.
This is the fourth big-screen delay for “Mulan.” It was initially scheduled to debut on March 27, but the film was pulled just before its planned release as coronavirus first began to spread in North America. Disney moved the film to July 24 and then to Aug. 21.