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Disney shuffles movie schedule due to virus, ‘Mulan’ set for July

LOS ANGELES Walt Disney Co starts releasing the live-action epic “Mulan” in movie theaters in July and Marvel’s “Black Widow” in November, the company said on Friday as it reshuffled a schedule disrupted by the global coronavirus outbreak.

Among other changes, Disney postponed the release of a new “Indiana Jones” movie by one year to July 2022, the company said in a statement.

Movie theaters around the world have been closed and film production has been put on hold to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Hollywood studios are optimistic that theaters will be back in business by late July. Disney set the debut of “Mulan,” that’s presupposed to attain cinemas january, for July twenty four. ViacomCBS Inc’s Paramount Pictures traveled a whole new lively “SpongeBob” movie to July 31, and AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros said it planned to release “Wonder Woman 1984” on Aug. 14.

“Black Widow,” starring Scarlett Johansson, had been scheduled to kick off the summer blockbuster season, traditionally Hollywood’s most lucrative period at theaters, on May 1. It will now debut Nov. 6, a date that had been reserved for Marvel’s “The Eternals.”

Disney expanded “Eternals” to Feb. 12, 2021, and postponed several other Marvel movies by a few months. “Shang-Chi though the Legend along the Ten Rings” was rescheduled for May 21, 2021, followed by “Doctor Strange though the Multiverse of Madness” on Nov. 5, 2021, and “Thor: Love and Thunder” on Feb. 18, 2022.

The debut of “Jungle Cruise,” a live-action adventure starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt,” was at postponed out of this summertime in to July thirty, 2021.

Disney also said it could scrap a planned theatrical free of loved ones video “Artemis Fowl” and in turn disseminate it toward the Disney streaming resource are prone to unspecified dating.