Disney Delays Mega Movies ‘Mulan,’ ‘Star Wars’, Avatar due to Virus uncertainties

Walt Disney cancelled the August theatrical release of the widely anticipated film “Mulan” and delayed future “Star Wars” and “Avatar” movies by one year, due to Covid-19 pandemic.

This was the third time the live-action remake of the animated hit “Mulan” was postponed, and this time no new date was set. Theaters hopes the film would help bring audiences, particularly families, back to cinemas. 

The action delays some of Disney’s biggest sequels. The next Avatar 2 was originally set for December 17, 2021, will now release on December 16, 2022. Avatar 3 moves from December 22, 2023 to December 20, 2024 followed by Avatar 4 from December 19, 2025 to December 18, 2026 and Avatar 5 from December 17, 2027 to December 22, 2028.

The next Star Wars film, which was set for December 16, 2022, has moved to December 22, 2023. A second Star Wars film has moved from December 20, 2024 to December 19, 2025 followed by a third film moving from December 18, 2026 to December 17, 2027.

Nine other films including “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” were either delayed or completely taken off the company’s schedule.

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