Walt Disney has delayed and postponed the release of three major films, dealing a fresh blow to cinema operators struggling amid the pandemic.
The new Avatar and Star Wars films have been delayed by a year, while Mulan has been removed from schedules completely.
Mulan, already delayed because of cinema closures, had been scheduled for release at the end of August.
A rise in virus cases in the US and the impact globally on film production forced the change.
The Avatar sequel is now set to debut in theatres in December 2022, and the next Star Wars movie in December 2023.