Disney Delays Mulan, Star Wars and Avatar Release Dates!

Disney has announced a new movie schedule, and with the new schedule are seats in some much anticipated titles.

Perhaps the most shocking is the delay of the theatrical release, Mulan. Which will now be pushed back indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mulan is now listed as “unset,” after previously being delayed to Aug. 21.

Mulan was initially slated to be released in March, but due to the spread of COVID-19 was delayed to July and then later delayed again to August. Directed by Niki Caro and starring Yifei Liu as Mulan, the movie pulled in strong, positive reviews by critics who got to see it prior to theaters shutting down due to the pandemic.

The sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar all have been pushed back by a year, Disney said Thursday.

The three untitled Star Wars films have been pushed back one year. They will now release in December 2023, December 2025 and December 2027.

Avatar 2 has been moved from Dec. 17 2021 to Dec. 16 2022; Avatar 3 from Dec. 22 2023 to Dec. 20 2024; Avatar 4 from Dec. 19 2025 to Dec. 18 2026; and Avatar 5 from Dec. 17 2027 to Dec. 22 2028.

“Due to COVID-19, we were forced into an unexpected lengthy delay in starting the live-action filming we are currently doing in New Zealand,” Cameron said in a statement Thursday. “The pandemic is still preventing us from being allowed to recommence most of our virtual production work on stages in Los Angeles.”

Stay tuned to Streaming the Magic for more updates on these cinematic titles and much more!

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