Los Angeles (AFP)

The adventures of Chinese warrior "Mulan", Disney's highly anticipated blockbuster, will ultimately not be shown in theaters until streaming in September, as tradition dictates, the group said on Tuesday.

The release of the live-action version of the famous cartoon had already been postponed three times, with American cinemas remaining closed due to the spread of the new coronavirus in the country.

"Mulan" will instead be available to Disney + platform subscribers from September 4, on condition of paying an additional $ 29.99.

This move has been called "unique" by Disney CEO Bob Chapek.

Before the pandemic, film studios traditionally waited 90 days to release their films on online platforms after their theatrical release.

The film will still be released in theaters in some countries where the streaming service is not yet offered, such as China.

Its production cost around $ 200 million.

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