'Mulan' set for July 24 theatrical release
Originally planned for release on March 27, Walt Disney Pictures was forced to delay the theatrical release of director Niki Caro’s Mulan due to the coronavirus pandemic. Today, a brighter tomorrow appears to be in sight as the studio has reschedule the film for a July 24 release. Mulan takes the release date previously planned for Disney’s Jungle Cruise, which will now arrive more than year later, on July 31, 2021.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Mulan features a celebrated international cast that includes Yifei Liu as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan, Yoson An as Cheng Honghui, Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek, based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise offers an adventure filled, Amazon jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission. Also starring in the film are Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, Non-Stop) from a screenplay by Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, Jungle Cruise is produced by John Davis, John Fox, Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Dany Garcia and Beau Flynn with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer.