Critics and audiences have not very well received one of the first films that were affected by the coronavirus pandemic as ‘Mulan,’ which was delayed its premiere for several months to finally confirm that it would be taken to the newly released Disney + platform with an extra cost, but this live version -Action. Still, despite the problems, they are already preparing a spin-off and sequel to ‘Mulan.’
Live-action has been a gold mine for Disney since it has adapted several of its classics. However, the vast majority of them have shown substantial changes in their history but have become instant box office hits such as ‘Aladdin’ or ‘The Lion King,’ which has allowed to go ahead with these adaptations, and ‘Mulan’ was no exception.
According to information from Daniel Richtman, despite the poor reception, they are already preparing a spin-off and sequel to ‘Mulan’ because although it had a relatively low collection, subscriptions to the Disney + platform increased, so it is already considering more exclusive stories for the platform and not precisely for the cinema so that we could see this character again in the coming years.
It should be remembered that the film went through several controversies, including statements by its protagonist Liu Yifei, which led to a “boycott” of the film in Asia, something that worried Disney since this audience was one of the It expected a higher collection. Still, despite that and the global situation resulting from the pandemic, it had a stable collection that was offset by subscriptions to Disney +.