Disney’s ‘Mulan’ to skip big screen with September streaming launch

Disney’s much-delayed blockbuster ‘Mulan’ will skip the big screen and premiere on streaming platform Disney+ next month, it was announced on Tuesday, as coronavirus keeps theatres shut across much of the United States.

The unprecedented decision — described by CEO Bob Chapek as a “one-off” for a Disney blockbuster — is the latest major blow for movie theatre chains already reeling from the pandemic.

‘Mulan,’ a mega-budget live action remake of the tale of a legendary Chinese warrior, will be available from September 4 in homes to Disney+ subscribers for an additional $29.99.