Disney has delayed mulan for the second time this year, moving the film from July 24th to August 21st. The move follows Warner Bros.’s decision to delay Christopher Nolan’s tenet for a second time.
The delay is added confirmation that Disney and Warner Bros. are engaged in a game of release chicken. Neither studio wants to go first, testing out their potential billion-dollar movies.
viacomcbs CEO Bob bakish said he was hopeful by the time the SpongeBob movie: sponge on the run was set to open in early August, movie theaters would be back in full swing.
Companies like AMC theatres and regal are relying on movies like Tenet and mulan to bring people back to theaters. Now, Warner Bros. is re-releasing inception in that spot to celebrate the film’s 10-year-anniversary.