Disney’s live-action “Mulan” reboot is being pushed back by more than a year, the company announced Thursday.
The studio shifted the release from Nov. 2, 2018, to March 27, 2020. Directed by Niki Caro, the movie stars Chinese singer-actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu.
Disney announced the change as part of several schedule adjustments, including an earlier release date for “Avengers: Infinity War” and changes to multiple untitled films.
Other changes include an untitled Pixar Animation release slated for March, 13, 2020, moving up a week to March 6. An untitled Disney live-action pic set for April 3, 2020, shifted to May 29. An untitled Marvel movie slotted for August 7, 2020, moved to July 31.
The English-language version of the original “Mulan” (1998), featuring the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, and BD Wong, grossed $304.3 million worldwide.
In September 2016, Disney confirmed that the male lead of the film would indeed be Chinese after rumors circulated online that the initial spec script purchased by the company contained a white male lead.
Since the purchase of this script, Disney hired new writers — Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the writers behind "Jurassic World" — to rewrite the final script.