Mulan is one of my favorite Disney animated films because of its inspiring tale of female heroism and its wonderful songs. Especially the song, “Reflection”. It’s undoubtedly one of my favorite Disney songs ever made. The movie is so good, in fact, that it got nominated for an Oscar (unsurprisingly.)
When Disney started making live-action versions of these iconic Disney animated movies I was seriously hoping that Mulan would end up being one of the live-action remakes. To my great delight, it is, and the first photo featuring the film has arrived. Here it is.
Yifei Liu will be playing the role of Mulan and it will feature an all-Asian cast (which it should.) Donnie Yen will be playing the mentor, Commander Tung. Jet Li is playing the Emperor. And Yoson An will be playing Chen Honghui who is a young recruit who turns out to be (spoiler-alert) Mulan’s love interest.
I like that they changed the idea of Mulan’s love interest being in a position of power over her. With them both being army recruits it sets them each at an equal playing field and I like that.
All in all, I can’t wait to see this movie and I can’t wait to learn a little more about Aladdin over the next year. I hope it’ll end up being a great movie. 🙂