While I’m not necessarily a major fan of Disney’s live-action adaptations of classic animated films, I am legitimately excited about Mulan. It’s one of the most underrated movies in their catalogue and bringing it to life with real actors and scenery has the potential to be absolutely gorgeous. The trailer certainly looks like it will be, but I’m still not sure how I feel about paying extra when Mulan comes to Disney+ next month.
- The movie won’t be included in your subscription. If you have a Disney+ membership, that has covered you to watch anything and everything the platform has to offer. However, when Mulan lands on September 4, if you want to watch it, you’ll have to fork out some extra cash before you get to stream it.
- Disney+ wants $29.99 for Mulan. Yes, that’s on top of your monthly subscription fee. Presumably, this is to cover the costs that they’re losing by not having a wide release in theaters due to the current pandemic. There’s also the fact that if you were taking an entire family to the theater to see it, you’d likely spend more than 30 bucks, so maybe the price isn’t all that unfair?
- To be fair, so many fans have been itching to see this. The movie was first supposed to be released in March but the premiere has had to be pushed back several times now because of COVID. “: “We’re pleased to bring Mulan to a consumer base that’s been waiting for it as we’ve had to move our (release) dates several times,” said Disney CEO Bob Chapek in a statement.
- There will be a theatrical release for Mulan eventually. However, it’s unclear when that will feasibly be able to happen, and for many of us, even when movie theaters are back up and running, we’ll still be hesitant about going or may not be able to if we’re shielding. In those circumstances, streaming on Disney+ seems like a great idea.