Earlier this week, when life still seemed so simple, we told you that ‘Mulan‘ was on track to make $85 to $90 million during its opening weekend.
Unfortunately, the opening was scheduled for March 27, 2020. At first, Disney was going to move forward with the release, but now that the coronavirus has spread, they’re changing their mind.
It was announced on Thursday that Disney was going to push back the release date of the live-action remake.
Mulan is the latest high-profile tentpole to shift its theatrical debut as Hollywood grapples with the novel virus that’s rapidly spread across the world. On Thursday, Universal pushed ‘Fast 9’ back a year, while Paramount indefinitely shelved ‘A Quiet Place 2.’ Earlier this month, James Bond entry ‘No Time to Die’ was delayed from April until November.
No word on a new release date, but we’re sure one will be made available soon. Not that anyone is really worried about that right now.
Still though, it’s going to be interesting to see how this impacts Hollywood. If this virus is somewhat contained in a month or two, then it won’t be too much of a setback. But if this continues for 3-6 months…I don’t know.
2021 might be stacked with huge releases. Blockbuster after blockbuster, even in January![mashshare]