Coronavirus: Kiwi filmmaker Nikki Caro confirms Mulan delayed

Kiwi filmmaker Nikki Caro has confirmed the release date of Disney's Mulan will be postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Caro wrote an emotional Instagram post about the news, which comes after several other big Hollywood releases were put on hold. 

"Making this film has been one of the most satisfying and exhilarating experiences of my entire career, and I've been so fortunate to be on this journey with some of the best cast and crew in the business – people who truly embody the attributes of Loyal, Brave, and True," Caro said.

"We are so excited to share this film with the world, but given the current ever-shifting circumstances we are all experiencing, unfortunately, we have to postpone the worldwide release of Mulan for now. 

"Our hearts are with everyone the world over who is affected by this virus, and we hope that Mulan's fighting spirit will continue to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe. 

"Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and support, and I can’t wait for the day where we will all get to experience this tale of a girl warrior who became a legend together." 

Earlier today, director and actor John Krasinski shared a similar post about his film A Quiet Place 2

"One of the things I'm most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together," he wrote on Instagram. 

"Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what's going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that." 

Other much-anticipated titles affected by the COVID-19 outbreak include Fast and Furious 9 and the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die