Will Coronavirus Prevent Mulan’s Release in China?
The live-action Mulan is scheduled to hit theaters worldwide on March 26th and March 27th. But, there is still not a schedule date for release in China. Mulan was an anticipated box-office hit in China, the country that provides the setting for the movie. But, because of the widespread coronavirus, Chinese theaters remain silent.
Several major releases including JoJo Rabbit and Little Women have been postponed because of the outbreak. Disney’s Mulan, costing over $200 million to make, has yet to receive a release date. In spite of at new Chinese trailer being released by Disney Taiwan (scmp.com).
Some Chinese Theaters have even gone so far as to sell snacks online. With an overage of snacks and theaters shut down, desperation has taken hold for movie-goers. In an article posted on WeChat, Chinese real estate and cinema giant Wanda Group said people can now call their local cinemas to order snacks like popcorn chicken, sausages and ice cream. Some local Wanda cinemas are also selling off other miscellaneous items they have on hand, like a Lunar New Year edition Mickey Mouse stuffed animal (scmp.com). Disney CEO, Bob Iger, told CNBC he is not sure when Mulan will be released in China.
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