LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co\u2019s live-action epic \u201cMulan\u201d will skip most of the world\u2019s movie theaters and go directly to the company\u2019s streaming platform in September, the media giant said on Tuesday. US subscribers to Disney+ will need to pay $30 to stream \u201cMulan\u201d in their homes, Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek said on a call with investors after the company reported quarterly earnings. The cost will vary slightly in other countries including Canada, Australia and New Zealand and in parts of Western Europe, Chapek said. The decision came amid uncertainty about when big movie theater chains in the United States will be able to reopen after being shuttered since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. \u201cMulan\u201d will be released Sept. 4 in movie theaters that do not currently have the Disney+ platform and where movie theaters are back in business, Chapek added. The movie, reported to have cost $200 million to produce, is a remake of an animated Disney classic about a female Chinese warrior and stars Yifei Liu in the title role. Disney\u2019s shift on \u201cMulan\u201d followed a deal in July between Comcast Corp\u2019s Universal Pictures and cinema chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc to allow the studio to release films directly to consumers after just three weeks in theaters, down from the average three months. Chapek said the plan for \u201cMulan\u201d represented a one-time shift amid the pandemic and did not signal a change to Disney\u2019s long-term film strategy. \u201cMulan\u201d had been scheduled to reach theaters in March, but its release has been postponed several times as many cinemas remain closed. Most recently, it was set to debut Aug. 21, and theater operators had hoped it would help spark a late-summer rebound for movie-going. Last month, Disney said it was postponing the debut of \u201cMulan\u201d indefinitely while it assessed its options.