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Mulan Delayed to August 21, Bill & Ted Face the Music Moves to August 28

June 27, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

It seems the summer movie season is all but dead at this point. At the very least, it’s struggling to hang on by a thread. Deadline has the latest news on another theatrical release date move on Mulan. Similarly, another report from Deadline notes that the Bill & Ted sequel, Bill & Ted Face the Music, has been moved yet again. This time, the sequel has moved from August 14 to August 28 in a game of COVID-19 movie release musical chairs.

First up, the big-budget, live-action remake of Mulan, directed by Niki Caro. That film is has moved from July 25 to August 21. That’s several days after the current five-day opening for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which is at the moment set for August 12-16. However, that’s already the second delay for Tenet due to recent spikes in the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that these dates could very well change again as they have already.

COVID-19 cases have recently been spiking across the country. This is leaving theater reopenings in major areas such as New York, Los Angeles, and China up in the air. Los Angeles County has not given the go-ahead for cinemas to reopen yet.

Speaking on the matter of Mulan, Walt Disney Studios Co-Chairman Alan Bergman told Deadline: “While the pandemic has changed our release plans for Mulan and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it has not changed our belief in the power of this film and its message of hope and perseverance. Director Niki Caro and our cast and crew have created a beautiful, epic, and moving film that is everything the cinematic experience should be, and that’s where we believe it belongs – on the world stage and the big screen for audiences around the globe to enjoy together.”

The report notes that AMC is now likely to shift its reopening schedule back from July 10 to July 31, and there will be tiered reopenings on August 7 and 12. Keep in mind, that’s just the plan, and the global pandemic has already caused those plans to change rapidly on multiple occasions.

Earlier this month, Bill & Ted Face the Music had moved to Wonder Woman 1984‘s previous date of August 14. Now that Tenet is coming out August 12, for now, MGM and Orion have moved the sequel to August 28. Currently, that’s the same date held by the long-awaited theatrical release of New Mutants. The report notes with theaters likely not open at full capacity at that time, New Mutants might be forced to move yet again.

Elsewhere, Deadline reports that Paramount has moved Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse to February 26, 2021 with the current move of Wonder Woman 1984 to October 2. The film stars Michael B. Jordan as John Clark, a Navy SEAL who goes on a mission of revenge to find his wife’s killer, only to find himself within a larger conspiracy. The film is directed by Stefano Sollima.

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