Disney's Mulan Delayed Due To Surge In COVID-19 Cases

Mulan will now open on August 21, shortly after Christopher Nolan's Tenet.

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Disney has officially delayed Mulan from July 25 to August 21, Deadline reports. This puts the film slightly more than a week after Christopher Nolan's Tenet, which was delayed to August 12.

The delay is because the reopening of movie theaters in the U.S. has become more uncertain due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.

"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. Director Niki Caro and our cast and crew have created a beautiful, epic, and moving film that is everything the cinematic experience should be, and that's where we believe it belongs--on the world stage and the big screen for audiences around the globe to enjoy together," said Alan Horn, co-chairman and chief creative officer, and Alan Bergman, co-chairman of The Walt Disney Studios in a statement.

California has provided guidelines for movie theaters to reopen but Los Angeles County has not given the go ahead, with similar situations occurring in other states. AMC, one of the largest movie theater chains in the U.S., is currently planning to begin operations in some theaters on July 15, opening more over time.

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