UPDATE (31/08/20): Mulan will be available to all Disney+ subscribers free of charge in December.
After several delays with no signs of the COVID-19 landscape improving anytime soon, Disney has opted to release its live-action adaptation of Mulan on Disney Plus for an additional US$29.99 (and a rough price point equivalent in countries outside of the US).
“We thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring [Mulan] in a timely manner,” says Bob Chapek, Disney CEO.
In countries where Disney Plus is not currently available, the plan is to go ahead with a conventional theatrical release on the very same date. Other upcoming Disney-owned releases such as Black Widow and The New Mutants, however, will only be hitting theatres. At this point in time, anyways.
Depending on the success of Mulan‘s hybrid delivery, we may see a more widespread adoption of new releases being available to stream at a premium. Earlier this year, Universal Studios carried out something similar with The Invisible Man, The Hunt, Emma., and more.
Though like we said before, don’t hold your breath for larger-scale films like Tenet – which AT&T CEO John Stankey has put his foot down and stated will not be streamed before a theatrical release – nor Top Gun: Maverick and No Time To Die to follow suit.
Mulan will premiere via Disney+ on September 4th. Hit the link to get started today – and experience a whole range of exciting content.