Mulan, New Mutants And Antlers Are The Latest Movies Facing Delays


by James White |
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The severity of the Coronavirus situation has reached such a point that even the mighty Disney corporation isn't able to avoid delaying film releases. In the case if the Mouse House, the need to shift movies includes Mulan, Antlers and the ill-starred New Mutants__.

A shift in release dates for Mulan is both the most and least surprising decision – millions have been spent on marketing and premieres and the film was supposed to arrive in the next couple of weeks. But with cinemas closing in China and some European countries (so far), the decision has been taken to shift the film. Director Niki Caro addressed the news on her personal Instagram page.

Spare a thought for New Mutants, though. The perennial bad luck case, shot in 2017 and awaiting a solid release date ever since, has been on the schedule more than once. It had finally seemed to have caught a break when Disney took over Fox and scheduled it for 3 April. The X-Men spin-off, which stars Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy, should now be out later in 2020. Probably, unless Disney decides to port it over to Disney+ or Hulu...

Antlers, meanwhile, had been anticipating a 17 April release, but the horror movie – directed by Scott Cooper and produced by Guillermo del Toro – is now also unmoored, awaiting an unspecified date later in the year.

These latest developments follow the postponement of No Time To Die, Peter Rabbit 2, A Quiet Place Part II and Fast & Furious 9.

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