Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan will release on Disney Plus on September 4 for $ 29.99, the company announced today.
Disney executives presented the new plan for Mulanthe publication during a results call with analysts today. The $ 30 fee will be in addition to the $ 6.99 subscription fee for Disney Plus customers. Chapek also gave the impression that non-subscribers can also pay $ 30 for the movie, but The edge emailed Disney to confirm.
“We thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring [Mulan] in a timely manner, ”said Bob Chapek, CEO of Disney. In countries where Disney Plus is not available, Disney releases Mulan in theaters on the same date. The new release date follows Warner Bros. ‘announces that Christopher Nolan’s Principe would obtain a staggered release. Principe will open in approximately 70 international territories on August 26 before getting a limited release in the United States on September 3. He will go city-by-city in the United States as the country battles escalating coronavirus cases.
Last month, Disney delayed Mulan indefinitely, pulling the film from its theatrical calendar. Two of Disney’s other upcoming films, The new mutants and Black Widow, remain with their respective release dates of August 28 and November 6. A spokesperson at the time said Variety that “it has become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to the way we release films during this global health crisis.”
Mulan faced a bumpy road. The film was originally scheduled for release on March 27, was pushed back to July 24, and was again delayed to August 21. Having Mulan on Disney Plus should help Disney a bit, but it’s unclear if it’s performing the way Disney needs it.