The corona pandemic continues to affect the film industry. Disney has (once again) postponed the release of some blockbusters.
Disney is responding once again to the coronavirus pandemic. The live action version of the cartoon classic "Mulan" has been postponed indefinitely. "The past few months have shown that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to releasing films during this global health crisis," US media consistently quote a Disney spokesman. "Today that means pausing our Mulan launch plans to assess how we can most effectively bring this film to audiences around the world."
"Mulan" was originally supposed to be released in March. Due to the Corona crisis, the film was moved to summer, most recently in August. A new start date has not yet been communicated. Other Disney blockbusters will be released later than planned.
"Nobody could be more disappointed than me"
So director James Cameron (65, "Titanic") communicated in a statementthat the first sequel to "Avatar – Departure after Pandora" (2009) cannot be released in December 2021. The filming would currently take place in New Zealand, but the effects of the corona pandemic in the USA would put production in Los Angeles on hold. The computer technology for the film is regulated there. "Nobody could be more disappointed than me," said Cameron.
This delay affects all following "Avatar" parts. According to Disney, "Avatar 2" is now scheduled for December 2022, "Avatar 3" for December 2024, "Avatar 4" for December 2026 and "Avatar 5" for December 2028.
"Star Wars" fans also need to be patient. The still nameless new trilogy has also got new start dates. The three parts are now due to appear in December 2023, December 2025 and December 2027.