Disney has cancelled its European Launch event, originally scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday of this week, in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus through Europe. News of the cancellation came in a press release via THR:
Due to a number of media attendee cancellations and increasing concerns at the prospect of traveling internationally at this time, we have decided to cancel our Disney+ launch events scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday.
The 2 day event was set to feature a Thursday launch followed by a Friday press conference and several panel discussions (Star Wars and Marvel Studios almost certainly among them). Disney now plans to deliver the press briefing next week via webcast and promised to find other ways to make the talent expected at the event available to the press.
Stay tuned to Murphy’s Multiverse as this story develops.