Mulan's beloved Mushu will be replaced by a phoenix in the movie and fans are not too happy about it.
In case you have been living under a rock, let me tell you that Disney is currently obsessed with remaking old classics into live-action movies. And they have now picked their latest gem - Mulan and like it or not, a remake of the 1998 movie we all LOVE is coming your way.
The American animated musical action-adventure film based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan is going to come to life soon in fact, the movie is already in post-production. What can you expect from it? Here are the details!
The live-action remake was actually announced in 2015. Yes, the movie has been in development ever since and is one of the MOST expensive movies Disney has worked on.
Initially, the movie was scheduled to release in 2018 but they had to make some changes and the world will get to see Mulan once again on the big screen next year in March. Live-action Mulan is aiming to release on March 27, 2020, probably to avoid competing with other live action movies releasing this year.
Niki Caro, famous for her movie Whale Rider, is directing the new Mulan and Elizabeth Martin, Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver have penned down the script.
While we currently don't know any details about the movie's plot, it is easy to assume that it will follow basically the same path as the original Mulan, probably making some slight changes in it to suit the current target audience.
'What changes?' According to reports, Mulan's beloved pet dragon Mushu will be replaced by a phoenix and longtime fans of Mulan are not very happy.
Instead of Ming-Na Wen, who voiced Mulan in the original and the sequel, Chinese actress Liu Yifei will be playing the title role in the live-action remake. Other cast members include Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Tzi Ma, and Jet Li.
As per the old songs from the original movie like Reflection and I'll Make a Man Out of You, if you're a fan, I have some bad news...The director has revealed that the new movie will not include the music from the old movie and received major backlash from the people. The live-action will have some music but don't expect to hear the old familiar melodies which made your childhood better.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again I want nothing to do with live action mulan without the songs and mushu and li shang— chloe 🌈 swca (@spookyreylo) June 29, 2019
// They're making Mulan live action with no songs??— Ruby Rose [Broke Arm] (@SilverRoseRuby) July 1, 2019
Thanks, I hate it
Fans of Mulan are both excited and disappointed but then again, let's face it. When the movie comes out, we ALL will be rushing to get tickets because Mulan IS MULAN after all. "I really believe that Mulan was one of the first Disney princesses - I mean, she really wasn't a Disney princess if you think about it," Ming Na Wen expressed her love for Mulan.
"She was just a girl in a village and she became a woman warrior. Which is also the trend, I think, of Disney princesses at the time. They were more or less damsels in distress. And it was really wonderful to have a character that was able to not need a man to save her - in fact, she saved the guy - and came into her own discovery of what her self worth is and what she was capable of doing."
When asked about the upcoming remake and her possible cameo, she said, "She’s beautiful, isn’t she? And she’s perfect for it. I’m so excited. And she’s Chinese! Thank you! Just don’t eff it up. But I’d like to think that the animation Mulan still holds a special place in people’s hearts, you know? Me and Lea Solanga [Mulan’s singing voice] creating this beautiful image with the animators and Disney back in the day, before even CGI was a big thing. It was one of the first CGI animations. I’m very proud of the continued legacy. I hope that they do it justice.” We hope so too, Ming-Na! Are you excited?
No MUSHU? THROW THE WHOLE LIVE ACTION MULAN AWAY.— alexandra 🌷 (@alexfaithfordy) June 29, 2019
First this, and now Mushu.— ✨⭐ Hikariviny ⭐✨ (@hikariviny) June 30, 2019
This is no longer an adaptation, it is a total remake (and one not very good)https://t.co/2yza1iaBBc