It’s no secret that some fans were pretty upset when news hit the web that the live-action Mulan movie would be available to stream on Disney+ for $29.99 whether you were a subscriber or not. But now, you no longer have to worry, because the streaming service announced that in December 2020, the highly-anticipated flick will be released to all subscribers for no extra fee.
According to the website, the film is available “with Premier Access for $29.99 before its release to all Disney+ subscribers on December 4, 2020.” So, if you don’t want to spend extra money to see the film — which skipped its theatrical release due to the coronavirus pandemic — then mark your calendars!
Following backlash from social media users after they found out watching Mulan would cost $29.99, CEO Bob Chapek released a statement to Deadline.
“As you know, it’s fairly expensive to produce for consumers the quality we’re known for. Rather than simply rolling (the movie) into a free offering, we thought we can test anything when you have your own platform. We’re trying to establish a new premiere access window to capture that investment we got (in the film),” he said at the time. “We’ll have a chance to learn from this. From our research under a premiere access offering, not only does it get us revenue from our original transaction of PVOD, but it’s a fairly large stimulus to sign up for Disney+.”
He added, “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… We’re looking at Mulan as a one-off as opposed trying to say that there’s a new business windowing model.”
For those who missed it, the movie is set to star Liu Yifei as the rebellious female warrior alongside Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jet Li and more. It will be available for Premier Access on Disney+ on Friday, September 4.
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