This year has been rough for movies. Whether you were anticipating the live-action movie Mulan or not, this news will be good or bad. Through different sites, it has been reported that the live-action Mulan movie will be instead on Disney+. Instead of watching the movies in theaters, Disney+ subscribers will be able to watch this movie at home. Unfortunately, according Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Mulan will not be a free movie. Instead, subscribers will have to pay $29.99 in order to watch this movie.
“We are announcing today that, in most Disney+ markets – including the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and a number of countries in Western Europe – we will be offering Disney+ subscribers the epic adventure Mulan on Disney+ on a Premier Access basis beginning September 4.”
“The price point will be $29.99 in the U.S., and will vary slightly in other countries. Simultaneously, we will be releasing the film theatrically in certain markets where we currently have no announced launch plans for Disney+ and where theaters are open.”
Disney CEO Bob Chapek
It is mentioned that Mulan could appear in select theaters for those who don’t have Disney Plus. It is unknown if people will keep the movie or have rental date. It is also unknown if this is going to be a practice for the upcoming The New Mutants (Aug 28th) or Black Widow (Nov 6th) movies. How do you feel about this news?
This is a profoundly ballsy move. I can’t think of any movies I’d pay thirty damn dollars to see. Especially not with the extremely poor track record the live-action Disney movies seem to have. Granted, Mulan looks like it could be a lot better than the previous attempts, but still. I’m not the biggest Disney fan around anyway, though.
This is a gamble for Disney. If it works out in their plans, expect Disney to do the same thing for future movies. I am keeping my expectations low on this movie.
Unless it was some kind of special edition dvd I don’t think I have ever spend such an amount of money on a single film. So, don’t think I will start doing so now. Especially considering the fact that while the trailer looks cool, it doesn’t mean the movie is cool as well 🤔
Yeah I don’t think I am planning to spend on this movie. If anything, I would probably rent it. I do agree it does look like it will impressive action scenes.
I haven’t paid $30 for a Disney 4K Blu-ray movie that comes with a digital copy… definitely not paying that for a digital-only version! I know people argue that’s it’s cheaper than going to the theaters, but there are ways to take a family to the movies for a lot cheaper than $30.
Also doesn’t help that I am not interested in this version of Mulan which seems to be taking all the Disney magic out of the movie.
Yeah I think I understand and what you mean. Too me, it feels like $30 is pricey for a digital only movie. From I heard from people, this movie may look okay, but it doesn’t hold the same charm as the animated movie. I think the $30 would be better use on a different movie.