Disney have finally given us the release date for the upcoming live-action reboot of Mulan, although, fans are very divided on one aspect of the announcement.
If the trailer is anything to go by, the movie looks incredible...
Several of our favorite Disney classics are now getting the live-action treatment.
via: imdbAnd much to the delight of fans across the globe, the Hollywood studio announced last year that a live-action reboot of Mulan would be hitting our screens.
But, of course, the pandemic has delayed several movies slated for release this year.
via: imdbMeaning studios are having to come up with other ways to give fans their movie fix, including Disney.
Mulan was set to be released in March.
via: imdbAnd now, after several setbacks, Disney have finally announced where and when we can watch, as well as a full trailer to get our teeth into.
The live-action reboot is based on the 1998 classic.The flick follows Mulan as she disguises herself as a man to take the place of her father in the Chinese military.
The casting process for the role of Mulan in the upcoming reboot was said to be pretty competitive.
via: imdbIn October, Disney unveiled who would be taking on the iconic roles.
Chinese actress, Yifei Liu, also known as Crystal Liu, is starring as the heroine herself, Mulan.
via: imdbThe actress and singer, who recently starred alongside Emile Hirsch in The Chinese Widow, is taking on the leading role in the live-action adaptation.
Jet Li will play the emperor of China.
via: imdbBack in 2018, The Hollywood reporter announced that Li would be joining the cast as the emperor, although, reportedly the star initially turned down the role in the film but later agreed to it after his daughter told him that he should be in a movie promoting Chinese culture.
Donnie Yen stars as Mulan's mentor, Commander Tung.
via: imdbBest known for the Ip Man franchise and his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we'll be seeing Yen grace our screens as the brand new character, Commander Tung, who wasn't in the original 1998 movie.
Gong Li stars as a brand new witch villain.
via: imdbThe main villain in the original animated film was Shan Yu, the leader of the Huns, but the live-action adaptation is set to feature another villain - a powerful witch.
Li has starred in several acclaimed movies, including Farewell My Concubine and Memoirs of a Geisha.
We're also set to be introduced to another new character, Mulan's sister, played by Xana Tang.
via: imdbIn the original movie, Mulan didn't have any siblings, so we'll be interested to see where Xana Tang takes the new character.
We've also got Yoson An, who's been cast as Mulan's love interest, Cheng Honghui.
via: imdbThe live-action version of the heroine's love interest doesn't go by the same name, in fact, in the original, he was called Li Shang. New Zealand actor, Yoson An will play Honghui, who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will be an "ambitious recruit" who joins Tung's unit.
Tzi Ma has taken on the role of Mulan's father.
via: imdbKnown for his role in Arrival, the actor is starring as Zhou, a war veteran who's called back to the military. Of course, we know his daughter, Mulan, takes his place, but we're excited to see how Ma portrays the character.
Sadly for fans, the release of the long-awaited movie kept getting pushed back...
via: imdbBut this week, we finally have some answers!
Disney have announced that the flick is going to be skipping general theater release.
via: imdbAnd while it will be available in select theaters, which are yet to be announced, the Hollywood studio will be dropping the movie onto its streaming platform, Disney Plus. Don't worry, we've got the trailer and release date coming right up...
Although, for fans eagerly signing up to Disney Plus to watch...
via: imdbThere is a slight catch.
Viewers will have to make a purchase in order to watch the movie.
via: imdbEven if you're an existing Disney Plus subscriber.
The movie will cost $29.99 under Disney's new premium access feature.
via: imdbAnd since the news surfaced, reactions from fans have been very mixed.
@Variety YAASS YAASS YAASS I’m sooooooo Happy we went with Disney plus— Gigi Antoine (@Gigi Antoine)1596575149.0
@Variety YESSSSS— Emily Kat (@Emily Kat)1596575694.0
@Variety @PeterxLopez I’m surprised, honestly: I thought they’d hold out for theatrical. But at least we’ll get to see it!!— Alexandra Z. Lazar (@Alexandra Z. Lazar)1596575822.0
@Variety Noooooooooooooo it needs to be on the big screen— Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe (@Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe)1596575089.0
@Variety There is literally no way I'm paying $29.99 to watch this in my lounge room.— Nick Heiler (@Nick Heiler)1596607883.0
@Variety go home disney your drunk https://t.co/H0NmNErVDA— Christian クリスチャン・ストレスキ (@Christian クリスチャン・ストレスキ)1596609731.0
@Variety I will gladly pay to see it. Looking forward to it.— Bryna (@Bryna)1596609523.0
No matter where you stand on the issue, we're sure you want to know when the movie will be hitting screens.
via: imdbSo, drumroll, please...
Mark your calendars...
via: imdbMulan will be landing on Disney Plus on September 4th... so not too long to wait!