Disney is giving movie goers their first look at the new live-action version of the much anticipated Mulan.
After auditioning 1000's of actresses, the makers of the film finally decided on Liu Yifei to portray lead heroine Hua Mulan. From the photo released this week it's no surprise why. Yifei looks like she is ready to kick someserious butt. The rest of the cast includes Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Yoson An and Jason Scott Lee.
Disney released a statement saying about the film:
The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China's greatest warriors ever.
Production has begun on Disney’s live-action #Mulan! The film will open in U.S. theaters on March 27, 2020. https://t.co/g8CiYoLHjZ— Walt Disney Studios (@Walt Disney Studios)1534177803.0
Some folks are having a hard time with some of the changes.
@DisneyStudios I hope it has singing and Eddie Murphy returns as Mushu https://t.co/XV2He9FqEI— Timothy Moss (@Timothy Moss)1534178008.0
@Timothymoss99 @DisneyStudios No Mushu. No Shang. No songs. Idk why they're even bothering. (It's okay, You can cr… https://t.co/3JrQwZbz8E— Budhaditya Sarkar (@Budhaditya Sarkar)1534179156.0
@DisneyStudios Where's MUSHU ???— Matthew (@Matthew)1534179803.0
@MatthewMarkJr @DisneyStudios In short everything you loved in the original won’t be in it because Hollywood likes ruining our childhood— Max Spears (@Max Spears)1534190234.0
@DisneyStudios keep the original music and bring back shang and then we’ll talk— jhaunay (@jhaunay)1534184716.0
@DisneyStudios @hayyanuhh We don’t want it without li Shang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Shego (@Shego)1534178426.0
But others were looking forward to seeing Yifei kill it.
Disney has released a first look at Liu Yifei as Mulan. The live-action adaptation of the animated film is set to b… https://t.co/QdXS8Ix7KZ— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave)1534186732.0
@PopCrave THE MOST ICONIC DISNEY CHARACTER— ⚪️ (@⚪️)1534186769.0
@PopCrave Finally Disney casted someone who looks the role. We are gonna watch it ladies save your coins.— Taim (@Taim)1534189687.0
@PopCrave QUEEN!!!— william wants insatiable s2 (@william wants insatiable s2)1534196564.0
@PopCrave WE ARE NOT WORTHY— Christopher John (@Christopher John)1534194832.0
@PopCrave Ahh she’s so beautiful 😍— سارة. (@سارة.)1534188444.0
@PopCrave She's slaying, she's a queen. This movie might just be good if they don't ruin the script— Zoom Zoom103 (@Zoom Zoom103)1534187432.0
@PopCrave Mulan is a legend— L (@L)1534186767.0
Now we just have to be patient and wait until 2020.