In this context, and a few days after The Lion King is released, the Walt Disney Company released the first preview of its next film, Mulan, which will be released in March 2020. Let’s remember that this is the story of a young woman who pretends to be a man to go to war, thus saving his father in China.
The first images of this new project left several doubts since although they are different films, there are details that fans are already missing. Almost eight months after its premiere, some differences have been noticed between this new version and the original, and on Page 7 we wanted to detail them.
There will be no Mushu
The first big blow that hurt Disney fans is that it would have been decided not to include the classic companion of Mulan. Even a phoenix would be added to accompany the warrior on her adventures, with the difference that she will not speak.
While this many upset netizens, this would answer only one thing. This character, in a way, steals attention, when the central axis of the story is Mulan. Also, in the original legend, nothing is mentioned about a dragon (not the lizard). On the other hand, it is not known what will happen to the friendly crick-Kee cricket.
Without a grandmother, but with a sister
Another detail that we would see in the new movie is that he would join Mulan’s sister, played by Xana Tang. This role would come to replace the beloved character of grandmother Fa, who was a great supporter of the young woman in the animated version. Could it be that we can see it?
Captain Li Shang won’t be there either
When Mulan was able to enter the Chinese army, he had to undergo the arduous training of Captain Li Shang, with whom he falls in love; in fact, in the second part you end up marrying him. All this love story will not be in the live-action version.
This time Mulan’s mentor will be Commander Tung (Donnie Yen). On the other hand, the one who will have loving intentions with the young woman will be Chen Honghui, one of the Tung soldiers. A new love for the warrior?
Will Shan Yu be the villain?
The answer is no. Recall that in the original version, the story was centred on how the Hun Army led by Shan Yu intended to conquer China. Well, in the live-action the villain’s name will be Bori Khan.
This warrior, who is also a Hun, will have the intention of avenging his father’s death so that it will be more of a personal fight than a plan of war, the central plot of the film.
Original songs will not be included
Does anyone remember Action Men or My Reflection? Unfortunately for those who loved them, we tell them that they will not be in this version, at least as complete songs. We would only listen to them in an instrumental format. It is estimated that new tunes will be released for the film.
It should be mentioned that in any case, it is necessary to wait until March 27, 2020, the estimated date of the release of Mulan, to confirm all these details.