The global health crisis continues to wreak havoc with Hollywood’s plans to lure moviegoers back to the multiplexes, with yesterday bringing news of more delays to this summer’s cinematic offerings.
Following Warner Bros.’ decision to push Tenet back to August 12th, Disney has announced that its live-action Mulan has moved from July 21st and will now open a weekend after Christopher Nolan’s time-bending sci-fi action thriller on August 21st.
Meanwhile, the time-travelling sci-fi comedy threequel Bill & Ted Face the Music will now open the following week on August 28th, where it will go up against Disney and 20th Century Studios X-Men spinoff The New Mutants (until New Mutants moves AGAIN, obviously).
July does still have one wide release planned – for the time being, anyway – with the Russell Crowe-headlined Unhinged now slated to open on July 31st.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”