We’re about a month shy from the release of Disney’s newest live-action retelling, Mulan which is set to release at the end of March. Due to the origin of the story, the film deals with a Chinese narrative, and is predicted to flourish in the international box office. Or so we thought.
The Coronavirus has been sweeping the nation, originating from China itself. Due to the virus, film box office numbers are expected to take a deep dive due to the country shutting the doors on their cinemas. A lot of films rely on the China Box Office so this can mean underperforming could be an issue.
Mulan star, Liu Yifei spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about her thoughts on China’s government as well as the virus, “It’s really heavy for me to even think about it. People are doing the right thing. They are being careful for themselves and others. I’m so touched actually to see how they haven’t been out for weeks. I’m really hoping for a miracle and that this will just be over soon. It would really be a loss for me if I let the pressure overtake my possibilities … I think it’s obviously a very complicated situation and I’m not an expert. I just really hope this gets resolved soon … I think it’s just a very sensitive situation.“
Mulan hits theaters March 27, 2020.