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Mulan will hit theaters in countries without Disney Plus — and with open theaters

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Disney’s live-action Mulan will come to Disney Plus.

The remake of the 1998 animated film was supposed to hit theaters, but it got pulled when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. Since then, the movie’s release date has been pushed further and further throughout the summer. On July 23, Disney removed Mulan from the release calendar entirely.

During an earnings call today, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that Mulan would be available on Disney Plus on a premium access basis on Sept. 4. On the same day, the film will also be released in theaters in countries where Disney Plus is not available — and where theaters are safely open.

Previously, Disney skipped theaters for Artemis Fowl and expedited the Disney Plus drop dates of Onward (which was out in theaters in March), Frozen 2, and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. Unlike those titles, which were just available with a regular Disney Plus subscription, Mulan will only be available on a premium access basis, which Chapek says will cost $29.99 in the United States. Putting big blockbuster titles on Disney Plus isn’t a decision studios can make easily.

Pixar’s Soul and Marvel’s Black Widow are still set to hit theaters in November.