When Disney decided to make a live-action reboot of the animated classic, Mulan, they gave the film an ambitious release date of November 2, 2018. Now, that date is being moved, after the studio spent more than a year trying to find the actress to play the titular character. They winded up selecting Liu Yifie, or Crystal Liu, after auditioning over 1,000 actresses all over the world. However, that decision wasn’t announced until last November, making it near impossible to produce and release a film of this caliber in a year’s time.
Now, Disney has selected March 27, 2020 for the release date of Mulan, giving the studio more than enough time to do this story justice.
That wasn’t the only change made to Disney’s release date schedule. We previously mentioned Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War moving up a week, but that was just the tip of the Marvel iceberg, as Disney set release dates for 7 Marvel films through 2023. Those 7 include moving an untitled film’s release date from August 7, 2020 to July 31, 2020 (Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? *cough* Avengers *cough*). The rest of the dates are as followed, May 7, 2021; July 30, 2021; Nov. 5, 2021; Feb. 18, 2022; May 6, 2022; and July 29, 2022.
Disney made a few adjustments to their non-Marvel properties. For instance, they confirmed the title of the untitled Christopher Robin movie to be named Christopher Robin, removed Anna Kendrick‘s take on Santa Clause, ‘Nicole‘, from theaters in favor of releasing it on their streaming service in 2019, and dated 19 untitled films that include 3 animated films, 2 of which belong to Pixar.
It’s been a busy week for Disney, but it looks like they finally have all their projects exactly where they want them…until they don’t. Nevertheless, both the Mulan and the Avengers moves were the right ones, making us confident that Disney is on the right track.
How do you feel about these moves?