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'Mulan' Joins More Movies Being Postponed Indefinitely

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You know the expression, “Coming soon to a theater near you.” Well, you may not hear it for quite some time.

The pandemic has forced the major studios to postpone the release dates of a lot of summer movies. Now the studios have even stopped saying when those films might eventually hit the multiplex.

For the third time, Disney has delayed the premiere of its live-action version of “Mulan.” And just as Warner Bros. did with its postponed drama “Tenet,” Disney didn’t even mention a new release date. And Paramount has pulled its “Top Gun” and “Quiet Place” sequels.

AMC, the world’s biggest theater chain, announced it’s delaying its reopening from late July to mid or late August. But some people inside Hollywood say theaters may stay closed until next year.

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Meanwhile, all the postponements are having a cascade effect. Disney has now delayed many of its biggest movies for years to come, including four sequels to James Cameron’s “Avatar.” The fifth “Avatar” film is now scheduled for 2028.

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