Live-Action Mulan Gets First Full Trailer
While this year’s Dumbo was a box office disappointment, the huge success of Aladdin and The Lion King proved that there is still plenty of interest in Disney’s live-action remakes of its animated classics. Next up is Mulan, which releases in March 2020. The full trailer has now been released.
While July’s first Mulan teaser mostly showcased the movie’s visuals and action, the new trailer lays out more of the plot too. Mulan is a teenage girl in ancient China who disguises herself as a man to take her aging father’s place in the Imperial army, who must fight against invaders. It looks absolutely spectacular, with some huge battle scenes and martial arts action, plus the inspiring story of a young girl standing up for her family. Check it out below.
Unlike recent Disney live-action movies, Mulan will take a slightly different approach in that it’s not a direct adaptation of the 1998 animated movie. It also takes influence from the original 6th Century poem “The Ballad of Mulan,” and director Niki Caro has confirmed that that the movie won’t contain any songs. And before you ask, Eddie Murphy’s talking dragon Mushu will be absent too.
Mulan stars Liu Yifei in the lead role, and the cast also includes a number of high profile Asian stars, such as Donnie Yen, Jet Li, and Gong Li. It hits theaters on March 27, 2020.
The only other Disney live-action remake with a confirmed release date is the 101 Dalmatians spin-off Cruella, which will star Emma Stone and releases in May 2021. But there are plenty more in the works, including The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, and a sequel to The Jungle Book.
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