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Coronavirus outbreak: Disney delays Mulan because of the Coronavirus

Mulan that is expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year has been delayed for its theatrical release. The movie was about to debut in North America on March 27th but due to coronavirus outbreak in America Disney has postponed the movie release. The action remake stars Liu Yifei and it is directed by Niki Caro. The international release of Disney Milan has been postponed in many other countries as well including China due to the epidemic spreading all over the world. Coronavirus outbreak has seen the highest number of confirmed infections in Wuhan a major province of China so postponing of Mulan in China was an obvious step.

Mulan has been delayed for an unknown period of time because coronavirus outbreak doesn’t seem to get in control and is spreading worldwide. New dates for the release of the movie haven’t been locked down yet because of the uncertainty of the time of coronavirus getting vanished.

What is the Budget of Disney Mulan?

Disney has spent over $200 million in the production of Mulan so they are looking for high returns. The outbreak of coronavirus is unstoppable right now and it has hit almost every country in the world. In this situation, the countries are not allowing big crowds or gathering and many big events have been cancelled due to health concerns. The producers are expecting to earn high profits so they will be waiting for the right time to release the movie.

The animated version of the movie has been iconic and has earned indefinite fame. The movie version was made in the hopes of entertaining the movie goers with real characters this time. The movie was scheduled to be released globally. Mulan animated version was loved globally so this version is also expected to be a blockbuster.

Closed cinemas in China delay the official release of Mulan in China

China has been the mainstream country where the epidemic disease of coronavirus originated. The province of Wuhan has almost 88000 cases and thousands of deaths. Countries have put a travel ban on all the flights of China and considering the alarming situation all cinemas have been closed in China. The daily life of the people has been highly disturbed and people are refraining to go outside of their homes as schools and offices are closed in the country.

Disney has postponed the release date of Mulan in China. The movie was slated to release in the homeland China and was cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The makers are concerned about recovering the budget and making profits so they are postponing the release globally.

What is Mulan all about?

For those who aren’t aware of the plot Mulan we will fill you in with some details. Mulan is a story about a girl warrior who disguises herself as a man and takes her father’s place in the army to protect her country. The movie has a backdrop of ancient China and the female warrior protects her country from the invaders trying to capture China. The film was expected to splash the box office globally and most notably in China.

Nick Caro the director of the movie posted a message on her Instagram account that states:

Dear Mulan Fans,

Making this film has been one of the most satisfying and exhilarating experiences of my entire career, and I’ve been so fortunate to be on this journey with some of the best cast and crew in the business – people who truly embody the attributes of Loyal, Brave, and True. We are so excited to share this film with the world, but given the current ever-shifting circumstances we are all experiencing, unfortunately, we have to postpone the worldwide release of MULAN for now.

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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