Mulan will be coming straight to Disney+ after its release was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic! As People reports, the movie's debut was postponed several times before Disney finally decided to release it via digital streaming.
Mulan to become available in September for rental
Disney's Mulan will be available to watch next month! Variety has reported that it will drop on September 4 and be available for a rental price of $29.99. This rental fee is in addition to the fee that Disney+ users are already paying for the service!
At first, Mulan was meant to be released in theatres worldwide, with the original plan being a theatrical debut in March. Then, it was pushed back until July due to the pandemic before receiving a digital release. As Variety mentions, since some countries don't have Disney+, Mulan will still receive a theatrical release in those areas.
Mulan's digital release a "one-off," says Disney CEO
Mulan's Disney+ release does not signify a shift in Disney's overall release strategy, according to a statement from company CEO Bob Chapek. "We're looking at Mulan as a one-off as opposed to say there's some new business windowing model that we're looking at," Chapek explained. He also shared that Disney+ currently has 60.5 million subscribers globally!
Mulan, which stars Yifei Liu in the title role, is the latest highly anticipated title to be coming to Disney+ during the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the Broadway production of Hamilton was released early on Disney's streaming platform, over a year before its intended theatrical release.
As well, Beyoncé's new Disney+ visual album Black Is King debuted just a few days ago. The project earned praise from singer Adele, who looked unrecognizable in the photo she posted showing her love for Queen Bey! Mulan also features a superstar singer, with a powerful ballad Christina Aguilera wrote for the film having already been released!