Joining the likes of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Jungle Book and Cinderella, the 1998 animated movie Mulan about a young woman who disguises herself as a man to go to war, is getting a brand new live-action remake by Disney! Without further delay, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming film.
Mulan: What is the Release Date?
Mulan was initially set to release in November 2018 but was pushed back to 27th March 2020 as the team was having difficulty casting the lead actress to play Mulan.
After that, further delays came due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the film’s release was pushed until 24th July 2020. Later on, it was delayed again till 21st August 2020. And now, Disney has indefinitely dropped the movie from the schedule until further notice.
Who All Have Been Cast for Mulan?
Chinese actress Liy Yifei aka Crystal Yifei (previously starred in The Forbidden Kingdom and Outcast), has been cast in the role of Mulan. Alongside her, actor Yoson An will be playing Mulan’s love interest.
Other cast members include Jet Li (The Emperor), Donnie Yen (Mulan’s mentor, Commander Tung), Jason Scott Lee (vengeful warrior leader, Bori Khan), Gong Li (an evil and powerful witch, Xian Lang), Utkarsh Ambudkar (con artist Skath) and Chum Ehelepola (con artist Ramtish).
What Will, the Upcoming Movie Mulan, be About?
Much like its 1998 counterpart, the premise of the movie will center around a young woman who heads off to war masquerading as a man. This remake is going to follow the legend more closely, what with the plot including a witch and all. Information about the film is tightly kept under wraps, but director Niki Caro revealed that it is planned to be this “big girly, martial arts epic.” It’s set to be packed with movement and entertaining, thrilling adventure.
The synopsis reads much alike the 1998 version. When the Emperor declares that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, Mulan steps in to take her sick father’s place, as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.