We’re in the midst of a worrisome spike in COVID-19 in spots all across the country, occurring just as states are going through a reopening process. The uncertainty about the future has left the major movie studios twisting in the wind, so to speak, and so we’ve seen them take stop-gap measures that are almost certain to be temporary, such as Warner Bros. pushing Tenet back a measly two weeks to July 31st. That put Disney’s live-action Mulan in the position of being the first major film of the summer, but that spot is now in jeopardy.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreaks, Disney is considering another move for Mulan, which was originally meant to hit theaters in March. THR adds that China’s situation is also of concern, since Disney is expecting Mulan to play particularly well there.
Mulan opens in less than a month on July 24th, but for Disney to go through with a theatrical release it’ll need theaters in New York and Los Angeles to be at full steam. While NY has flattened its curve considerably, Los Angeles County is leading the country in new coronavirus cases. That’s a recipe for Mulan to be moved yet again, but really, will ANY date be safe as long as the situation keeps getting worse? Not likely.