Disney postpones release of Mulan live action remake from November 2018 to March 2020

PTI

Mar,04 2018 13:44:53 IST

Los Angeles: Disney has announced that it has postponed the release on live action remake of Mulan to March 2020.

Directed by Niki Caro, the movie will star Chinese singer-actor Liu Yifei, who is also known as Crystal Liu. The film was earlier supposed to hit the theatres on 2 November this year.

Chinese singer-actor Liu Yifei will play Mulan in the remake. Image via Twitter

Chinese singer-actor Liu Yifei will play Mulan in the remake. Image via Twitter

A team of casting directors had visited five continents and saw nearly 1,000 candidates for Disney's retelling of the classic 1998 animated musical hit, reported Variety.

Disney has also made other changes to its release calendar, including moving up the release of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War by a week to 27 April, 2018.

The company also announced that its untitled Christopher Robin projected will be officially called Christopher Robin.

It has also removed Noelle, which was earlier titled Nicole and will feature Anna Kendrick as a female Santa Claus, from the its calendar.

It had been set for 8 November, 2019 release.

On the Marvel front, Disney moved up an untitled film to 31 July, 2020 from a previous date of August 7, 2020. It also carved out dates for six other untitled Marvel movies: 7 May, 2021; 30 July, 2021; 5 November, 2021; 18 February, 2022; 6 May, 2022; and 29 July, 2022.

Updated Date: Mar 04, 2018 13:44 PM