With the live-action Cinderella currently making money in the box-office, and the Beauty and the Beast casting continuing to make headlines, Disney may now be considering a live-action Mulan, which first graced screens in animated form in 1998. Since The Hollywood Report published the story on March 30, Mulan fans are, naturally, picking their ideal cast. The 1998 feature was based on the story of legendary female warrior Hua Mulan.
Ming-na Wen, who voiced the original Mulan, is being mentioned as a candidate to either play Mulan herself or her mother Fa Li. Jamie Chung has also been thrown into the mix by fans. Constance Wu, known for her role in Fresh Off the Boat, is a firm fan favorite for Mulan. John Cho and Godfrey Gao have also been mentioned for the role of Shang and Jackie Chan and Eddie Murphy (who voiced the original) as Mulan’s dragon, Mushu.
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MULAN! Disney is woking on a live-action movie of the 1998 box office animated feature Mulan, is this picture are Ming Na(speaking voice) and Lea Salonga(singing voice) during the Mulan II DVD release party in 2005,will they be part of the new live action movie? I'LL HOPE AND PRAY! #Mulan #Disney #LiveAction #LeaSalonga #MingNaWen #MingNa #DisneyPrincess #movies #musical #AnimatedFilm
— DJ (@LifeinFiction) March 30, 2015
Disney is making a live action Mulan and I just read an article suggesting Constance Wu as Mulan & Ive never wanted anything more in my life
— Beyonc-B (@jen_herself) March 31, 2015
Why all the stress about casting MULAN? They should just have @MingNa reprise the role. She looks like she's aged, what, a week in 15 yrs?
— Jennifer Liao (@averagejenn) March 31, 2015
First of all can you imagine Constance Wu as Mulan Mushu: You didn't eat your rice and eggs Mulan: I'm rejecting white culture
— kaliente (@Heyimkals) March 31, 2015
— The Independent (@Independent) March 31, 2015
Everyone is already casting the roles for the reworking of the Disney classic. Who would be true to YOUR heart?