Mulan (2020)

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Yeah, Mulan and everything else, apparently. Is anyone surprised at this point?
 

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Bloodshot opened tonight. It's probably too late to cancel the release of something that is already screening. But that doesn't mean people will go to see it.

My arthouse is opening an indie movie tomorrow that I really wanted to see and was looking forward to leaving my house for. Under normal circumstances, I would absolutely go. But now I'm not going to do that, despite my interest in the movie.

I take no pleasure in saying this, but theatrical moviegoing is going to grind to a halt. This should boost usage of Netflix, Prime and Disney+ though.
 

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The original Mulan is this week's Honest Trailer, originally timed to arrive a little in advance of the remake and now arriving well in advance of the remake. But here it is.

 

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Disney announced today that Mulan has been rescheduled for release on July 24.

This pushes Jungle Cruise (the previous occupant of the July 24 slot) back a year to July 30, 2021.

I feel like July 24 might be overly optimistic and they might have to delay it again, but we'll see what happens. At least by announcing Mulan will be there, they've put the other studios on notice to avoid that date in case the release can happen.
 

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Disney announced today that Mulan has been rescheduled for release on July 24.

This pushes Jungle Cruise (the previous occupant of the July 24 slot) back a year to July 30, 2021.

I feel like July 24 might be overly optimistic and they might have to delay it again, but we'll see what happens. At least by announcing Mulan will be there, they've put the other studios on notice to avoid that date in case the release can happen.
It might not happen in July but I think Disney is going to use Mulan as their first movie out of the gate whenever the theaters reopen.
 

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It might not happen in July but I think Disney is going to use Mulan as their first movie out of the gate whenever the theaters reopen.
What's interesting is that Disney has yet to officially delay Soul, which was dated for June 19 a long time ago and remains there. They appear to be unwilling to move it for right now. If theaters are open by then (which is a big if), they seem to want that one to be the first one back. I would love for it to be safe to go back out in June, but I'm skeptical that that will be the case, so they might have to move it whether they want to or not.

But I absolutely agree that Mulan will be the first of the delayed movies that will resurface. That makes a lot of sense because it is completely locked and sitting on the shelf, and had already been heavily marketed in advance of the shutdown, so awareness is high. Plus, of course, it's a remake so has a built-in audience of fans who already know what Mulan is. If Soul is actually going to stick to June, they'll have to be very aggressive about marketing that in a very short span of time, and it's a new concept, which we know can sometimes be more difficult to sell.
 
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What's interesting is that Disney has yet to officially delay Soul, which was dated for June 19 a long time ago and remains there. They appear to be unwilling to move it for right now. If theaters are open by then (which is a big if), they seem to want that one to be the first one back. I would love for it to be safe to go back out in June, but I'm skeptical that that will be the case, so they might have to move it whether they want to or not.
I figure that Disney corporate has basically moved Soul but they're just waiting to officially announce it. Maybe they're hanging on to the date in the incredibly unlikely event that this somehow ends by then. I guess keeping the date doesn't really matter as long as they don't start spending money on ads.
 

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