This year was a great one for Disney as they had released a few successful live-action remakes like Dumbo, The Lion King, and Aladdin. Although Tim Burton’s take on the flying elephant was not received very well, the other two movies had earned more than $1 billion worldwide. This trend will surely continue right into 2020 as Walt Disney Pictures is set to debut their next remake, Mulan. Disney has recently released the official poster for the new movie and also announced that the trailer would arrive by tomorrow.
It had been reported that this movie was undergoing a few reshoots, and a few conflicting reports had cited the movie as undergoing some extensive months long reshoots. It is unclear how much extra work has been and will be put into this movie. This upcoming film is set to feature a lot of major changes from the animated film like changes to the songs and the fact that Mushu would be absent.
The movie is all set to bring Mulan’s story to a new generation and she will be posing as a man and serving in the Chinese army to bring honor to her family. This movie will be directed by Niki Caro, and will star Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jason Scott Lee, Jet Li, Jimmy Wong, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Doua Moua, Xana Tang, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Chum Ehelepola.
“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 who had voiced the character in the 1999 animated film, had said.
“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.”
“And also, you know, she did dress up as a boy, and I think that had kind of an unexpected, but wonderful impact for a lot of people of the LGBT community as well.” Wen had said.
“And I think it’s wonderful that there has been a Disney princess/warrior that has been able to cross a lot of boundaries. Actually, not cross, but just opened up a lot of different aspects of what a woman can be.”
Mulan will release on March 27, 2020.