Marvel Fans Can’t Believe Mulan Is Coming To Disney+ Before The New Mutants


The continued effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have seen the theatrical release schedule completely decimated, with no clear end in sight for when business will even come anywhere close to returning to normal. We’ve already seen the studios try to adapt on the fly by releasing movies on digital just weeks after they launched in theaters, while countless others were simply yanked from the calendar altogether and sent straight to VOD.

Following yesterday’s news that Mulan was set to debut exclusively on Disney Plus after the Mouse House had delayed the theatrical release of the highly-anticipated live-action remake indefinitely, we could be on the verge of another shift in the industry’s business model as Hollywood ventures into uncharted territory by trying to turn a profit with their big budget output while doors remain locked on their biggest money-spinners for the foreseeable future.

Of course, once the news that Mulan was heading straight to streaming broke, the very patient people that are the fans who have been waiting for The New Mutants for years decided to enter the conversation. After all, Mulan has only been delayed from March to September, while Fox’s final X-Men movie was originally set to be released in April 2018.

Understandably, some of these long-suffering fans have taken issue with the Mulan announcement when the future of The New Mutants still hasn’t been resolved, with the mutant spinoff tentatively penciled in for a theatrical release the week before Mulan arrives on digital, and you can check out some of the reactions below.

After all the setbacks faced by The New Mutants, fans have come to brace themselves for the worst anytime the movie finds itself in the headlines, but even with a $200 million epic like Mulan heading straight to streaming, the troubled production is still legally obligated to screen in theaters before it can even be considered for Disney Plus. As such, it likely won’t be available for home viewing for a while yet.