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Mulan to be released on Disney+ on Sept. 4 after wavering delays

The new live-action version of Mulan will be released on Disney Plus for $29.99 on Sept. 4, 2020, Disney announced.

Disney executives, including CEO Bob Chapek, announced the decision to have Mulan premiere on Disney+ and in open theaters during a Disney earnings call today.

Chapek said, “We thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring [Mulan] in a timely manner,” during the earnings call, according to Verge.

Chapek announced Mulan will also be released on Sept. 4 in select theaters that are open during the pandemic, such as China, along with countries that do not have access to Disney+.

Other upcoming Disney films are The New Mutants and Black Widow. Mulan is the first to receive an official release date and plan.

Last month, a Disney spokesperson told Variety, “it’s become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to how we release films during a global health crisis.”

Mulan was originally supposed to premiere on March 27, but was delayed because of the restrictions on indoor operations. The release date was then pushed back to July 24, then Aug. 21, according to the Verge.

On July 23, Disney temporarily removed Mulan from the theatrical calendar as the pandemic played a major factor on whether the release of the film would be successful or not.

Mulan’s release on Disney+ platforms might be a loss for movie theaters in America that will need a big premiere during reopening plans, but with the wavering coronavirus protocols nothing is certain.

Directed by Niki Caro, Mulan will star Yifei Liu as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, and Li Gong as Xianniang.

During the meeting today, Chapek also mentioned that the amount of subscribers of Disney+ currently stands at 60.5M.

Disney is apparently banking that Mulan would attact entire families, meaning for a family of four the average ticket price would be $7.50. That’s about the price of a bargain matinee. What do you think? Would you pay $30 to see Mulan?

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