First Look at Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'; Here's Everything We Know

First Look at Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'; Here's Everything We Know

Aug 13, 2018


The animated film version of Mulan in 1998 combined action, comedy, music and drama to thrilling effect. Based on a Chinese legend, it told the story of a courageous young woman who posed as a man so that she could join the Chinese army in place of her elderly, frail frather and help defend her country against ruthless invaders. 

With the start of production, Disney has now released a first-look photo of Liu Yifei in the upcoming live-action version (above). Here's all we know about the upcoming action-adventure.

Who is starring?

On the heroic side of the cast, Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) will star as Mulan. Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) will play Commander Tung, described as Mulan's mentor and teacher. Jet Li will play the emperor of China. Xena Tang will play the sister of Mulan. 

On the villainous side, Gong Li will portray a "powerful witch." Jason Scott Lee (Seventh Son) will be playing Bori Khan, "a warrior leader who is intent on avenging his father's death," per THR

Who is directing?

Niki Caro. Her credits include Whale Rider, McFarland, USA and The Zookeeper's Wife, all critically well-received films. She has said that she intends to make "a big, girly martial arts epic. It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving."

When can we see it?

We have to wait until March 20, 2020 before Mulan opens in theaters, almost exactly 22 years after the animated version.

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