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Disney has decided to skip theaters and send its live-action “Mulan” straight to Disney Plus, the company announced on Tuesday.

What’s going on

  • “Mulan” is one of several Disney blockbusters — including Marvel’s “Black Widow” — that has been delayed multiple times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Deseret News has previously reported.
  • After Disney removed the film from its release calendar in July, “Mulan” will now premiere on Disney Plus.

How to watch it

  • “Mulan” will debut on Disney Plus on Sept. 4, according to Variety. In places where Disney Plus is not available, the movie will be released theatrically on the same date, The Verge reported.
  • The film will be available only for “premiere access.”
  • Disney Plus subscribers can pay $29.99 — on top of the monthly $6.99 fee — to watch the film, according to The Verge.
  • The Verge also reported that non-subscribers may be able to simply pay the $29.99 cost as well to access the film, though this hasn’t yet been confirmed.

What they’re saying

  • Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that “Mulan” is a “one-off” and that there are no other plans for the studio’s other big-budget releases to skip theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • “We’re very pleased to be able to bring ‘Mulan’ to our consumer base that has been waiting for it for a long, long time,” Chapek said, according to THR. “‘Mulan’ is a one-off. That said, we find it very interesting to be able to take a new offering to consumers at that $29.99 price and learn from it and see what happens.”
  • Currently, Disney still plans to release two upcoming films — “The New Mutants” and “Black Widow” — to theaters on Aug. 28 and Nov. 6, according to The Verge.
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