"We hope that Mulan’s fighting spirit will continue to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe"

THR reports that Disney is pushing back the release of its live-action remake Mulan amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Disney had originally planned to release the film in theatres on 27 March.

In relation to the decision, Mulan director Niki Caro wrote in Instagram,  “We are so excited to share this film with the world, but given the current ever-shifting circumstances we are all experiencing, unfortunately, we have to postpone the worldwide release of Mulan for now. Our hearts are with everyone the world over who is affected by this virus, and we hope that Mulan’s fighting spirit will continue to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe.”

A revised date for the film has not yet been announced.

 

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Dear Mulan Fans, Making this film has been one of the most satisfying and exhilarating experiences of my entire career, and I’ve been so fortunate to be on this journey with some of the best cast and crew in the business – people who truly embody the attributes of Loyal, Brave, and True. We are so excited to share this film with the world, but given the current ever-shifting circumstances we are all experiencing, unfortunately, we have to postpone the worldwide release of MULAN for now. Our hearts are with everyone the world over who is affected by this virus, and we hope that Mulan’s fighting spirit will continue to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and support, and I can’t wait for the day where we will all get to experience this tale of a girl warrior who became a legend together #mulan #yifei_cc #loyalbravetrue With love, Niki Caro

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The film held its premiere in Los Angeles earlier this week, attracting overwhelmingly positive feedback. One reviewer even stated that the film is Disney’s “best live-action remake since Cinderella.”

Starring Liu Yifei, the live-action remake departs from Disney’s original 1998 animation feature. Gone are the catchy songs and Mulan’s whimsical sidekick.

Instead, the remake is based on the narrative poem ‘The Ballad of Mulan’. In order to save her father from serving in the Imperial army, our heroine disguises herself as a man join the battle.

The ninth Fast & Furious film, which sees the return of Han (Sung Kang), has also been pushed back by Universal.

In related news, a British Chinese woman was sworn at by a customer at Greggs who assumed she had Coronavirus.

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