Red carpet called off for London premiere of ‘Mulan’

Adrian Ovalle

Disney’s European premiere of “Mulan” in London’s Leicester Square will be reduced “in an abundance of caution”, without any media line-up or red carpet, organizers stated on Thursday.

Leicester Square is a popular spot for major film premieres, where stars are cheered by fans and stroll the red carpet prior to going into the cinema. Thousands of individuals filled the square for the premiere of “Star Trek” in January this year.

Thursday night‘s premiere of Mulan – a $200 million live action remake of Disney’s animated classic – was anticipated to draw hundreds of individuals to see stars such as Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen Yoson An, and Jason Scott Lee.

However, the red carpet and media line-up were quickly canceled on Thursday simply hours beforehand. The movie theater screening of the movie will still go on, with the cast and team doing a photo-call inside your home, organizers stated.

“In an abundance of caution, we are downscaling this evening’s premiere of Mulan and will no longer have a media line or red carpet. We will, however, continue to host the premiere screening as a contained, inside, screening event,” they added in a declaration.

Worries over the rapid spread of the current coronavirus have actually resulted in the cancellation of shows and sports events around the world, such as the Indian Wells tennis competition and the Coachella music festival, and have actually raised concerns about whether the Tokyo Olympic Games ought to go on.

Hollywood studio executives are also keeping a close watch.

The most recent James Bond movie “No Time To Die” has actually been returned to November from April while Sony Pictures stated it was delaying the release of “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” to August from March, pointing outdisturbance in film markets.

Disney held its Los Angeles premiere for Mulan on Monday, pressing ahead with the rollout for what is anticipated to rank as one of the business‘s most significant hits of the year.

Mulan was customized to appeal specifically to the Chinese market The story features an all-asian cast and a chinese heroine and parts were shot in China.

Cinemas in China, the world’s second biggest movie market, are closed forever.

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