'Mulan' Live-Action Remake to Head Straight to Disney+ With Rental Fee

Jacquie Cadorette
August 04, 2020 - 8:35 pm

While many were anticipating the theatrical release of "Mulan", the live-action remake, fans will have to look towards a different way of viewing the film in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now heading straight to Disney+, the film will be available to rent for $29.99. This price is in addition to the monthly subscription cost for Disney+. The film will be available on September 4.

The movie will make its theatrical debut in countries where Disney+ is not available, Variety reports.

Initially, "Mulan" was going to be released to theaters in March. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, its release to theaters was pushed back and eventually exchanged for a streaming option.

According to Disney CEO Bob Chapek, this will not become common practice for future Disney films.

"We're looking at 'Mulan' as a one-off as opposed to say there's some new business windowing model that we're looking at," Chapek explained during a company earnings call on Tuesday.

Disney+ has recently hit 60.5 million subscribers worldwide after launching in November 2019, Deadline reports.

"Mulan" stars actress Yifei Liu in the role of Mulan, who invades the Hun army in her father's place.

Disney+ saw success with a similar model when they released "Hamilton" for streaming rather than its originally planned theatrical release. The same can be said for their streaming release of Beyoncé's "Black Is King."

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