Disney has moved the theatrical release of Mulan back to August 21 as new Covid-19 cases across the US reach record levels.
Niki Caro’s live-action adventure had been set for July 24. The new date means Disney’s film will open just under two weeks after Warner Bros’s Tenet, which has moved to August 12.
Solstice Studios has pushed Unhinged to July 31, and United Artists Releasing moved Bill & Ted Face The Music to August 28 on Friday.
“While the pandemic has changed our release plans for Mulan and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance,” said Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer, and Alan Bergman, co-chairman, The Walt Disney Studios.
“Director Niki Caro and our cast and crew have created a beautiful, epic, and moving film that is everything the cinematic experience should be, and that’s where we believe it belongs – on the world stage and the big screen for audiences around the globe to enjoy together.”