It had announced itself for a long time, now it is official: Due to the crisis, the start date of the film “Tenet”, which is longingly awaited by cinema fans, has been postponed for the time being – the same fate is also happening to other premieres.
Because of the corona virus pandemic, the Disney studio has postponed “Mulan’s” release indefinitely. “In the past few months it has become clear that nothing is stipulated when it comes to how we release films in this global health crisis,” the film studio said on Thursday (local time). “Today that means our Mulan launch plans are paused as we explore how we can best get this movie to viewers around the world.”
The new edition of the cartoon fairy tale by the Chinese heroine Hua Mulan, which was filmed by Disney in 1998, was supposed to be released in German cinemas on March 26 and would be released in the United States a day later. Then the start was postponed to July and then to August. Chinese actress Liu Yifei plays the leading role in the approximately $ 200 million production by New Zealand director Niki Caro.
Many cinemas around the world are still closed due to the corona virus pandemic. The US cinema chain AMC Theaters postponed the planned opening of its branches from next week to “mid to late August”, as announced on Friday night.
There were further changes to the plan for several other films: All planned films in the “Star Wars” and “Avatar” series are to be postponed by one year. The Paramount film studio also announced that the horror film sequel “A Quiet Place 2” with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt should not be released in April but in April 2021. Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick” will not be released in December, but only in July 2021.
The Warner Bros. studio also announced a few days ago that Christopher Nolan’s action thriller “Tenet” should no longer be released in August as planned, but on an unspecified 2020 date. The action thriller with John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) and Robert Pattinson (“Harry Potter”, “Twilight”) was originally scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, but was later released on July 31 due to the corona pandemic pushed. “Tenet” is about two agents who are supposed to save the world from a third world war. Christopher Nolan not only directed the film, but also wrote the screenplay.
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