The Coronavirus is becoming more serious as the days go by. As of today Disneyland and WonderCon shut down due to the outbreak. Along with these, Disney has pushed back Mulan, New Mutants, and Antlers.
There is currently no word on the new release dates, but that should be coming soon; or at least when this dies down a bit.
Disney said in a statement, “As you know this has been a rapidly evolving situation and I wanted to make you aware that we are postponing the releases of ‘Mulan,’ ‘The New Mutants,’ and ‘Antlers’ out of an abundance of caution. We truly believe in the moviegoing experience, and we are looking at new potential 2020 release dates to be announced at a later date.”
Disney’s Mulan was set for March 27, 2020 and was tracking for an $85 million opening weekend. Mulan features a celebrated international cast that includes, Liu Yifei (The Forbidden Kingdom) as the titular hero, Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee (Lilo & Stitch) as Böri Khan; Yoson An (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha) as Xianniang and Jet Li (Hero) as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro (McFarland USA) from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
New Mutants, which was acquired by Disney from the Fox deal, was set to open April 3, 2020. This will be the film’s fifth time moving release dates. Directed by Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars), the film stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage, and Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes. The film is produced by Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Karen Rosenfelt, p.g.a. and Lauren Shuler Donner with Stan Lee and Michele Imperato Stabile serving as executive producers.
Antlers, a new horror film under Fox Searchlight, was set to open April 17, 2020. Directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass) and produced by Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water), the film stars Keri Russell (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Jesse Plemons (Game Night), Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene (The Green Mile), Scott Haze (Venom), Rory Cochrane (Argo), and Amy Madigan (Uncle Buck). Based upon the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca, Antlers follows a small-town Oregon teacher (Russell) and her brother (Plemons), the local sheriff, discover that a young student (Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.