Walt Disney Co. will launch the live-action epic “Mulan” in movie theaters in July and Marvel’s “Black Widow” in November, the corporate mentioned on Friday because it reshuffled a schedule disrupted by the worldwide Corona Virus outbreak.
Among different modifications, Disney postponed the discharge of a brand new “Indiana Jones” movie by one yr to July 2022, the corporate mentioned in an announcement.
Movie theaters world wide have been closed and movie manufacturing has been placed on maintain to assist stop the unfold of the novel Corona Virus.
Hollywood studios are optimistic that theaters might be again in enterprise by late July. Disney set the debut of “Mulan,” which was supposed to attain theaters final month, for July 24. ViacomCBS Inc’s Paramount Pictures moved a brand new animated “SpongeBob” movie to July 31, and AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros mentioned it deliberate to launch “Wonder Woman 1984” on Aug. 14.
“Black Widow,” starring Scarlett Johansson, had been scheduled to kick off the summer season blockbuster season, historically Hollywood’s most profitable interval at theaters, on May 1. It will now debut Nov. 6, a date that had been reserved for Marvel’s “The Eternals.”
Disney moved “Eternals” to Feb. 12, 2021, and postponed a number of different Marvel motion pictures by a number of months. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” was rescheduled for May 21, 2021, adopted by “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” on Nov. 5, 2021, and “Thor: Love and Thunder” on Feb. 18, 2022.
The debut of “Jungle Cruise,” a live-action journey starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, was delayed from this summer season to July 30, 2021.
Disney additionally mentioned it might scrap a deliberate theatrical launch of household movie “Artemis Fowl” and as an alternative distribute it on the Disney+ streaming service at an unspecified date.