The live-action film is based on the 1998 animated movie of the same name and follows a young woman-who instead of getting married takes her father's place in the Chinese army by posing as a man.
As ever, then, you can't please all the people all of the time. also starring Yoson An, Gong Li and Jason Scott, the movie is set to land on 27 March, 2020. Many believe, based on the trailer, that the remake will be much closer to the original poem.
However, the live-action version is not a musical, and Mulan's dragon sidekick Mushu is nowhere to be found. The story of the legendary warrior is one of China's most popular folktales, and is still a part of the curriculum in Chinese schools today.
Even Kevin Smith ("Clerks") noted that he was excited, but he missed Mushu.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Halle Bailey's casting as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, and less than a month out from the release of The Lion King, Disney has unveiled an epic teaser trailer for the upcoming Mulan live-action remake. "It is my duty to fight", the heroine declares in the clip. Reimagining Mulan in a way more suited to its folkloric roots is fitting, and still offers plenty of opportunity for invention (the action in the teaser looks sharp, and we're introduced to a distinctive warrior-red color palette).
Mulan is due out on March 27th, 2020 featuring a heavy cast of Asian actors to portray the characters.
One noticeably missing aspect of the teaser trailer was Mulan's dragon companion from the animated movie, Mushu.
Disney also released a first poster for the film. Despite her parents wanting her to marry whoever the Matchmaker provides for her, Mulan runs away from home and poses as a man, Hua Jun, in the army. Throughout her journey, she is "tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential" to become an honored warrior who earns both her family and her country's respect.
While fan favourite Captain Li Shang won't be in the film, a mentor-like character appears to be be played by Donnie Yen's Commander Tung.