Just like many other films, the globally anticipated Mulan has also faced the wrath of the pandemic. While the film has seen numerous delays and date shifts, the latest update is that the studio giant Disney has decided to release it on their platform Disney+ directly. But there’s a twist, read on to know what that is.
It was recently when Disney announced an indefinite delay in the release of Mulan, due to the pandemic still strong in various parts of the globe. The latest news says that Disney will release it on Disney+ directly. For the countries that do not have access to the platform, it will release in theatres.
Now the twist, as per Variety, Mulan will not be automatically available for the subscribed users. Even for the ones who own the subscription, they will have to buy the film for $29.99 on Disney+. This is said to be Disney’s newest strategy and it comes at a time when movie theatres stand closed.
However, while delaying Mulan indefinitely, In a statement according to Vanity Fair, Disney said, “Over the last few months, it’s become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to how we release films during this global health crisis, and today that means pausing our release plans for Mulan as we assess how we can most effectively bring this film to audiences around the world.”
Mulan is directed by Niki Caro and stars Liu Yifei. The film is touted to be a significant step in terms of Asian representation worldwide.