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What We Know About The Cast Of Disney's New 'Mulan' So Far

Rojak Daily logo Rojak Daily 13/4/2018 Jessica Chua

Late last year, Disney announced that Liu Yifei will be playing Mulan in their live-action remake of the 1998 animated feature.

This revelation came after a year-long search to find the perfect Mulan and the Chinese actress is nothing short of that.

a woman holding a piece of cake is smiling: She is like the Chinese version of Snow White. © BIZHI4493 She is like the Chinese version of Snow White.

Mulan is a story set in 5th century China about a young woman named Hua Mulan who disguises as a man to take her sick father’s place in the battlefield.

She defeats all cultural stereotypes and transforms into a female warrior who is just as capable as her male counterparts.

Since Liu got chosen to portray the iconic character, fans around the world have been waiting at the edges of their seats to find out who will fill in the blanks of the rest of the cast.

Now, Disney has finally heard our cries and revealed a few more names who will be joining the lineup and we must say, the star power is massive.

Firstly, Donnie Yen of Ip Man fame has been selected to play Mulan's mentor, Commander Tung. This will mark Yen's second big-budget project with Disney after starring in the studio's first Star Wars standalone Rogue One.

Donnie Yen looking at the camera: We missed you as a Chinese martial arts expert, Mr Yen. © variety.com We missed you as a Chinese martial arts expert, Mr Yen.

With his extensive knowledge and skills in martial arts, you know he'll make a good commander. And it will definitely be an epic comeback for the actor after his days as Ip Man.

Next, remember the main villain in Mulan, the scary-looking Shan Yu? Well, for the live-action remake, we're excited to report that Disney has cast a female villain instead.

But of course, we're not talking about Shan Yu as a woman lah because that would be wrong on so many levels. I mean, have you seen Shan Yu?

The evil character is going to look a little different this time around because Gong Li has been confirmed for the role!

Gong Li talking on a cell phone: We can't believe she is 52 years old this year. © DramaFever We can't believe she is 52 years old this year.

Yes, the Chinese beauty from Memoirs of a Geisha and Farewell My Concubine will be playing a powerful witch instead of the ruthless leader of the Huns.

And finally, Jet Li is pretty much set to play the emperor of China who orders troops by gathering one male from each household.

Based on first impression, we assume that we may not be able to see the veteran martial artist in action since the emperor doesn't actually go to war.

a person posing for the camera: The guy is 54 years old, give him a break from all the fighting. © jetli.com The guy is 54 years old, give him a break from all the fighting.

We told you it was going to be a star-studded cast! Now we're even more excited to see our childhood favourite come to life. But this will take another two years because Mulan is scheduled for release only on 27 March 2020.

Our only question left now is, will there be a love interest for Mulan? Hello? Did everybody forget Captain Shang?


Donnie Yen, Jet Li that are talking to each other: What We Know About The Cast Of Disney's New 'Mulan' So Far © Provided by Astro Digital Publications Sdn Bhd What We Know About The Cast Of Disney's New 'Mulan' So Far

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