2019 has surely been a great year for live-action remakes of classics animated movies for Disney and they had released a lot of movies like The Lion King, Dumbo, and Aladdin. Everyone is expecting this trend is continue into 2020 and Disney is now not letting 2019 close curtains without giving the fans a trailer of their next live-action remake -Mulan. Walt Disney Pictures had released the official trailer and gave the fans their best look at this adventure. All the fans have been awaiting for the trailer as it had been reported that Mulan had been undergoing a few reshoots. While reshoots are actually pretty common and routine for a lot of large scale movies, there had been a lot of conflicting reports about the nature of the reshoots with a few reports having kept in line with the fact that they had been ordinary additional photography while a few had said that these were more extensive, and months-long reshoots.
“The new movie is set to bring Mulan’s story to a new generation, as she poses as a man in order to serve in the Chinese army and bring honor to her family. The film will be directed by Niki Caro, and will also star Gong Li, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Jimmy Wong, Doua Moua, Ron Yuan, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Xana Tang, 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 was the voice of the character in Disney’s 1999 animated movie 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 opens in theaters on March 27, 2020.