LOS ANGELES: As Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller ‘Tenet’ was delayed once again amid the coronavirus pandemic, Walt Disney Co. has also pushed the release of live-action reboot of ‘Mulan’.
Disney followed Warner Bros. in pushing Mulan to late August. The film, initially planned to open in March, had been slated for 24th July and now moved to 21st August 21.
“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 Disney co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman in a joint statement.
On Thursday, Warner Bros. also postponed Tenet, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, from 31st July to 12th August.
“We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement.
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Movie cinemas chains in the United States had planned the widespread reopening of cinemas partially around the return of new releases like Tenet and Disney’s Mulan.
The plans have become uncertain with the number of coronavirus cases surging in many states including Texas, Arizona, and Florida. The rising cases in California forced Disney earlier this week to delay next month’s planned reopening of Disneyland in Anaheim.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also delayed reopening cinemas to continue research the safety of indoor, air-conditioned venues.
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