- ‘Star Wars’, ‘Avatar’ sequels pushed again by a yr
- The live-action ‘Mulan’ had already been postponed twice
- “Nothing will be set in stone,” Disney spokesperson stated
Disney introduced on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic had pressured it to indefinitely postpone the discharge of big-budget movie Mulan, whereas pushing again upcoming installments of Star Wars and Avatar by a yr.
The live-action Mulan had already been postponed twice, with its launch most just lately delayed to August 21.
Following the postponement of Tenet, a sci-fi thriller that theater operators have been relying on to jump-start attendance, it seems the summer season movie calendar is collapsing.
“Over the previous couple of months, it is grow to be clear that nothing will be set in stone on the subject of how we launch movies throughout this international well being disaster, and right now meaning pausing our launch plans for Mulan as we assess how we are able to most successfully convey this movie to audiences world wide,” a Walt Disney Studios spokesperson stated in a press release.
Disney additionally introduced that the discharge schedule for future installments of the Star Wars and Avatar sagas has been pushed again by a yr.
The Avatar sequel might be launched in December 2022, and the tenth episode of Star Wars in December 2023, reasonably than in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
The releases will then be staggered, with Avatar movies in 2024, 2026 and 2028, and “Star Wars” in 2025 and 2027.
Avatar director, screenwriter and co-producer James Cameron stated on Twitter that the coronavirus had delayed live-action filming in New Zealand, and that particular results work in Los Angeles had but to restart — forcing the postponement of the movie’s launch.
Disney had determined in early April to push again a dozen Marvel movies, together with Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson.
That’s now scheduled to return out November 6, forcing all the opposite movies within the franchise to shift again.
Following Black Widow — the following Disney studio movie set to hit screens — comes Soul, Pixar’s new animated characteristic beneath the Disney banner, slated for November 20.
Disney has additionally postponed, to an unspecified date, The French Dispatch by director Wes Anderson, which was beforehand set to debut on October 16.
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