Disney has pushed back its upcoming live-action adaptation of Mulan to late August amid the resurgence of coronavirus infection rates, according to Deadline. Mulan will now open in theaters on August 21, marking the second time the film has had its release date changed.
Mulan was initially set to debut on March 27 before the pandemic caused Disney to move it to July 25, and now, late August.
Since then, states have slowly begun reopening, and as a result, the virus has started to spread once again and has caused a massive spike in confirmed infections. The resurgence of the virus has made some areas slow down their reopening plans, which for many markets, means keeping movie theaters closed.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said that phase four would not include cinemas. Since New York is a lucrative market for the movie industry, several companies have decided to move some of their biggest films once again rather than risk taking a financial hit.