Disney removes Mulan from launch calendar, delays Avatar and Star Wars films

Disney removes Mulan from release calendar, delays Avatar and Star Wars movies

Disney has pulled Mulan from its Aug. 21 launch date. This marks the newest date change for the film, which was initially supposed to return out March 27. Much like Warner Bros.’ Christopher Nolan film, Tenet, Disney has not but introduced a concrete launch date for Mulan.

As theaters across the globe shut their doorways as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, studios have elected to delay films for months or launch them direct-to-download. It’s unlikely that Disney will let its large titles like Mulan or Black Widow bypass theaters, however smaller films like Artemis Fowl have landed on Disney Plus.

In addition to delaying Mulan, Disney additionally shook up its upcoming launch schedule for a number of large sequels within the works, most notably the upcoming Avatar comply with ups and the unnamed Star Wars titles. Avatar 2 was purported to be launched in 2021, however has now been pushed to 2022. It was initially supposed to return out in 2014. The new slate of Avatar-projects is now:

  • Avatar 2 (Dec. 16, 2022)
  • Avatar 3 (Dec. 20, 2024)
  • Avatar 4 (Dec. 18, 2026)
  • Avatar 5 (Dec. 22, 2028)

Director James Cameron penned a heartfelt message to the Na’vi Nation.

As for the Star Wars films, the primary spinoff was supposed to return out in 2022 and was allegedly the mission helmed by Taika Waititi. That has now been pushed to December 2023, with the opposite two films on the slate leaping to December 2025 and December 2027.

Deadline reports that New Mutants (Aug. 28), The Personal History of David Copperfield (Aug. 28), The King’s Man (Sept. 18), Death on the Nile (bumped to Oct. 23), Black Widow (Nov. 6), Deep Water (Nov. 13), Soul (Nov. 20), The Empty Man (bumped to Dec. 4), Free Guy (Dec. 11), and West Side Story (Dec. 18) are nonetheless set to return out in 2020. Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch has been faraway from the schedule, and Antlers and The Last Duel have been bumped to 2021.

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