Disney delays Mulan indefinitely, pushes back Avatar sequels and new Star Wars trilogy for one year

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Disney has again delayed the release of Mulan. Disney

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Disney has announced a new film schedule, with the theatrical release of Mulan now pushed back indefinitely in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. It is listed as “undefined”, having been postponed to August 21. James Cameron avatar sequels were all pushed back for a year each, Disney said Thursday, with the new Star Wars trilogy and an unnamed Disney live-action movie with the same fate.

Mulan was originally scheduled to be released in March, but due to the spread of COVID-19, he postponed to July then to august. Directed by Niki Caro and starring Yifei Liu as Mulan, the film garnered strong positive reviews from critics who were able to see it before theaters closed due to the pandemic.

The three untitled Star Wars films will now be released in December 2023, December 2025, and December 2027. Avatar 2 has been moved from December 17, 2021 to December 16, 2022; Avatar 3 from December 22, 2023 to December 20, 2024; Avatar 4 from December 19, 2025 to December 18, 2026; and Avatar 5 from December 17, 2027 to December 22, 2028.

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“Due to COVID-19, we have been forced into an unexpected long delay to start the live shoot that we are currently doing in New Zealand,” Cameron said in a statement Thursday. “The pandemic still prevents us from resuming most of our virtual production work on stages in Los Angeles. ”

Marvel’s Black Widow is still scheduled for November 6, and New mutants for August 28, however.

The films The Empty Man, The Personal History of David Copperfield, Death on the Nile, The French Dispatch, The Last Duel, Antlers and two other untitled 20th century films are also delayed. As previously announced, Disney has pushed The Jungle Cruise until 2021.

It comes like movie theaters AMC, Regal and CineMark have postponed their reopening because more and more theatrical releases are delayed.

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