Disney’s Mulan, Avatar, Star Wars among others Face Delay Amid COVID-19
Disney once again broke millions of hearts by further pushing back the release of the infamous live-action adaptation of Mulan. The delay came along with alarmingly high cases of Covid-19, which left Disney with no choice but to postpone Mulan’s theatrical release.
Initially, the movie release date was March 27. but after covid-19 cases rose in North America, the new date was July 24. The film was shelved again to be released on August 21. But the closure of cinema halls has further pushed it back indefinitely.
The $200 budgeted movie is dependent on their theatrical release for their profit turn over, hence the delay. But fans have been anticipating the film for long now and demand an online version on their Disney Plus platform.
The Avatar director James Cameron penned down a heartfelt message for his fans upon the movie’s delay.
Disney Plus has been delaying release as the cinema’s opening weeks are where the movies earn the most. And this would cost them a lot as the significant delay has come upon high-budgeted films.
Further in the list of delays is Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” which is under Warner Bros. The movie release is going to delay for an indefinite date.
Production houses are playing around with the release dates until news of reopening cinema houses energies. While theaters in Los Angeles and New York remain close, it is nearly impossible for Disney and Warner Bros to release their films.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Scarlett Johanson’s Black Widow is set to release this November after their delay in May. As Corona-virus is still at its peak and the theater business down, this year might be the first since 2009, where no Marvel Cinematic Universe film will release.