Despite complaints against Disney live-action, Mulan is shaping up to be one of the studio’s biggest hits. The film had a premiere scheduled for March 27, but the current crisis by COVID-19 forced to push its arrival in theatres until July. According to new information from Full Circle Cinema, the company may already be developing a sequel for the famous Chinese warrior played by Yifei Liu. I was speaking of confidence in difficult times.
From the beginning, we imagined that Mulán’s live-action would not be a faithful account of the 1998 animated film. To respect the heroine legend, and not to conflict with the Asian giant, it seems that Disney has opted for a much more severe adventure, without Mushu, without explicit romance and songs; The previous omissions caused dissent and complaints on social networks, but Disney seems to have full faith in its product.
Full Circle Cinema (via Comic Book Movie ) shares the exciting rumour that the Mulan sequel is already in development. The report indicates that Chris Bender, Jason Reed and Jake Weiner are linked to the sequel as producers. Also, everything seems to suggest that the cast of the first tape will return. The only detail so far unknown is the return of Niki Caro as director, but what could the possible second part of Mulan be about?
Mulán 2 appeared in 2004, a direct sequel to the animated film that brings us back to the heroine we all know and love. Shang has asked for the protagonist’s hand in marriage, and this has the family delighted. Still, before fulfilling their dream, they are summoned by the Emperor to escort three princesses to a distant land where they will celebrate their arranged marriages. When Mulán discovers that none of the young women wants to marry and that they have developed feelings for Yao, Ling and Chien-Po, a battle between duty, honour and heart will begin.
Not all fans of the first movie were satisfied with Mulan 2. The Full Circle Cinema report mentions that there are no plans to continue with the animated sequel story, so on our own, we will have to discover the machinations of the alleged second part live-action. we will have to wait for the arrival of the adaptation in July, a moment intensely longed for by fans of Disney’s kick-ass heroine.
In addition to Niki Caro as director and Liu Yifei as Mulan, the cast includes Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Li Gong as Xianniang, Jet Li as Emperor, Jason Scott Lee as Bori Khan, Yoson An as Honghui, Tzi Ma like Zhou, Rosalind Chao like Li, among others. It is worth mentioning that Shang’s suppression in live-action also caused complaints among fans. A few weeks ago, The Hollywood ReporterHe informed that the film would present a romance with Mulan, but it will be together with Honghui and with very light overtones. The reason behind this is that when the Chinese audiences of the test screenings observed the kiss between the two characters, they concluded that it is inappropriate.
With great successes like Aladdin -70% o The Lion King -40% in 2019, Mulán is expected to overcome the billion-dollar barrier and become one of Disney’s greatest hits this year. Although the film lacks several elements that made animation a classic, warrior fans are willing to pay the admission price to see the remake. We hope that no further delay in its release date will be announced in the coming weeks.
Mulán’s live-action will hit theatres on July 24.