"Mulan" faces setback due to the outbreak of coronavirus

4 Mar – Following the previous boycott, Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" is facing another setback, this time due to having to postpone its releases in several countries.

As reported on Mingpao, the movie, which was originally slated to be released in China on 27 March, has now been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

As China represents a huge percentage of a film's global box office revenue, the delay is expected to impact the film deeply.

Aside from China, Japan has also postponed the film's premiere from 17 April to 22 May, while South Korea will not be releasing it on its previously scheduled opening at the end of March.

The film has already faced several issues even before then. "Mulan" earlier faced threats of boycotts after its lead star Crystal Liu decided to support the Hong Kong police following claims of police brutality in the midst of the Hong Kong protests last year.

The movie later changed its ratings to PG-13, making it the first live-action remake to be inappropriate for pre-teens.