‘Mulan’ Producer on How the Pandemic Changed the Conversation Around the Film’s Release

Disney’s “Mulan” could shape the future of distribution in Hollywood, but producer Jason Reed just hopes that it entertains, offers hope and even inspires audiences

“Mulan” had its world premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 9 amid a wave of fanfare and anticipation for the blockbuster epic’s March 27 release date — but the world knows how that played out.

The film didn’t make it to theaters that week, nor the week after, nor the one after that. The coronavirus pandemic shut down theaters in North America and across the world the week of March 16. Since then, it’s been months of delay after delay.

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Trey Williams

Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • trey.williams@thewrap.com • Twitter: @trey3williams