Disney also said it would scrap a planned theatrical release of “Artemis Fowl” and distribute it instead on its Disney Plus streaming service at an unspecified date.
The Walt Disney Company has announced its plans to release the live-action remake of Mulan on July 24. The film had been set for a March 27 debut this year but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Marvel’s Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson, which had been scheduled to release on May 1, will now debut November 6, a date that had been reserved for Marvel’s The Eternals. Disney moved Eternals to February 12, 2021, and postponed several other Marvel movies by a few months.
Among other changes, Disney postponed the release of a new Indiana Jones movie by one year to July 2022, the company said in a statement.
Movie theatres around the world have been closed and film production has been put on hold to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus which has led to a huge financial loss to the film industry.
Disney is not the only one facing the brunt of the crisis. ViacomCBS’ Paramount Pictures moved a new animated SpongeBob movie to July 31, and AT&T’s Warner Bros said it planned to release Wonder Woman 1984 on August 14.