Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, Disney has made the decision to cancel their European launch event that was scheduled for this Thursday.
The news of the cancellation comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter, here is the official press release:
Due to a number of media attendee cancellations and increasing concerns at the prospect of traveling internationally at this time, we have decided to cancel our Disney+ launch events scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday.
The Disney+ European launch was set to include “exclusive” presentations from key executives and creative heads, while a number of special guests were expected to attend. Fans were anticipating new details for the second season of The Mandalorian as well as more information on the new Marvel series including Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk set for the streamer.
Instead, Disney will promote the Disney+ launch through social media and press notices. The company will also showcase the streaming service to select journalists during a demo in central London on Friday.
Sadly, the coronavirus has killed over 3,000 people with over 90,000 infected, China has already closed Shanghai and Hong Kong Disney parks, and has closed over 70,000 movie theaters, which will affect Pixar’s Onward and Disney’s Mulan, as well as features from other studios.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter