Mulan is heading to Disney+, but unlike Artemis Fowl it will require you to fork over some additional cash.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that Mulan will be released on Disney+ on September 24, 2020 for $29.99. Apparently, this won’t be just a 48 hour rental or anything like that, but instead the film will remain in your Disney+ catalogue as long as you keep renewing your subscription. Here’s what Chapek said on the move:
“We’re fortunate that we have the opportunity to bring it to our direct-to-consumer platform so consumers can enjoy it, but we’re looking at Mulan as a one-off, as opposed to say that there’s some new business windowing model that we’re looking at. So Mulan is a one-off. That said, we find it very interesting to be able to take a new offering, a premiere access offering, to consumers at that $29.99 price and learn from it and see what happens. Not only in terms of the uptake of the number of subscribers that we get on the platform, but the actual number of transactions on the Disney+ platform that we get on that PVOD offering…we can test almost anything when you have your own platform…we’re going to have a chance to learn from this.”
Additionally, Disney+ has picked up Black Beauty, the contemporary adaptation of the beloved children’s book that will star Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet. It will premiere on the streaming service later this year.
Paramount Pictures has delayed Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins from October 2020 date to an unknwon time in 2021. Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and CEO, stated the company was “working out the specifics with Paramount” regarding a new release date.
20th Century Studios may be looking at getting rid of The Woman in the Window. The Joe Wright directed film starring Amy Adams will reportedly skip theaters and head straight to Netflix. The streaming service is said to be in the final stages of an acquisition deal that will see the adaptation of the A.J. Finn novel become the latest Netflix original film.
Pixar has revealed that its next original animated movie after Soul will be called Luca, a coming-of-age adventure set in Italy. As well, the studio released a first look at the movie.
Enrico Casarosa is directing the film, which will hit theaters on June 18, 2021.The film will center on “a young boy living on the Italian Riviera, who shares adventures with his newfound best friend. But a dark secret about his true identity (he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface) seeks to threaten that bond.” No voice cast has been announced yet.
I’m looking forward to Luca and Snake Eyes, but can’t see myself spending $30 to watch Mulan on Disney+. This was one upcoming movie I thought was going to look good on the big screen (what with all those fight scenes teased).
Will you be spending $30 to watch Mulan? Tell us in the comments what you will be using that money for instead.