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drgon78 06-06-2018 07:20 PM

So how is this supposed to be Disney's Mulan.

ranger_scout 07-26-2018 03:39 PM

Jason Scott Lee has been announced to play the other film's villain. His character is named Bori Khan, a warrior leader who is intent on avenging his father's death.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...tt-lee-1129918

Shark_Blade 07-26-2018 06:21 PM

I just knew there’s gonna be some more bad news before looking into this thread...

Utrommaniac 07-26-2018 06:34 PM

There are times when I think there's more than enough room for remakes to take artistic liberties. TMNT is an example of this and the DC and Marvel multiverses. I usually won't complain to much about remakes.


This, however...is barely connected to Mulan at all except for the "Chinese lady joins the army in man drag" element.

Shark_Blade 07-27-2018 09:53 PM

To recap so far.

The only characters from the classic mulan that appear in the live-action film are: Mulan & the Emperor of China.

REMOVED: Li Shang, Mushu, Shan Yu (og villain), the iconic songs

ADDED: a witch, a sister, commander tung, a thief/bandit, basic music, & Mulan having superpowers.

I hope this will flop so hard, the dishonor is real.

Ninjinister 07-27-2018 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shark_Blade (Post 1771721)

I hope this will flop so hard, the dishonor is real.

They bring dishonor to us all.

Actually if this were supposed to just be a Mulan movie and not one of the Disney live-action remakes, I think a lot more people would be down for that. The story's been reinterpreted a lot of different ways over the millennia and I don't think what's been added here is too out there.

ranger_scout 08-13-2018 01:27 PM

Here is our first official look at Liu Yifei as Mulan.

https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress...6&h=299&crop=1

Plus, additional casting has been announced.

Quote:

Rosalind Chao (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Nelson Lee have joined the cast of Disney’s Mulan, the latest live-action remake of the studio’s animated classics. Production is now underway on the Niki Caro-directed pic with locations in New Zealand and China.
https://deadline.com/2018/08/mulan-p...ey-1202444587/

Utrommaniac 08-13-2018 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Ninjinister (Post 1771725)
They bring dishonor to us all.

Actually if this were supposed to just be a Mulan movie and not one of the Disney live-action remakes, I think a lot more people would be down for that. The story's been reinterpreted a lot of different ways over the millennia and I don't think what's been added here is too out there.

Yeah, I would agree on that, but since this is part of the "remake" chain, every update is just



I mean...why New Zealand??? Does China not have enough grand sweeping landscapes for them to work with???

And I know I tend to not be bothered by a lot of "changes" from TMNT, but there's a difference between those kinds of remakes, and something that's part of a chain of movies that has been, for the most part, either trying to recreate an entire movie, tell another perspective, be a "sequel", or try to "correct" what casual viewers complain about while missing the point of the story (I have...issues...with the complaints about Cinderella).




It also really feels like it's following the chain of "uwu Mulan is such a rebellious tomboy" people. Which is...no??? She was content to conform to what her family needed her to be, and was unhappy she couldn't live up to those expectations, so she jumped the gun (crossbow?) far beyond what she was capable of or what she was expected to do, because she felt her father's health and safety were important in that snap of a moment. It wasn't even something she fully thought through. She was someone who had spent that entire day fvcking up, ruining her chance of marriage in the only way she could honor her family in that culture, embarrassing her father in front of an entire crowd of people - and that is what her father felt dishonored by. Not the fact that she made a complete fool of herself in front of the matchmaker (though no one was aware of the cricket involved), that eventually led to her being set on fire...but the fact that she embarrassed him in front of the Emperor's councilor and military officials and entire crowd of people because she was freaked out over him being drafted, while elderly and handicapped by a previous war wound (supposedly). She had the flip of the coin to either restore her family's honor (and uplift her own self-respect) or be caught and sink even further down the path. And so she took that flip because her family was worth that chance. It wasn't because she was a tomboy itching to prove women were capable of more than being a happy homemaker and mother (WHICH SHE WAS CONTENT TO DO!), it was because she felt it was the only path for her to take!

And BOYYYY did she never, ever plan on going into full-on combat with the leader of her country's enemies and utterly annihilating him...and his entire army! Girl got a body count of thousands even if it was never her intent. And she did all of this, not dressed as the soldier she left home in, but in her freakin' dress!







I have a lot of feelings about Mulan and she deserves better than the "rebellious tomboy" visage people keep giving her. Not to say it's a bad thing for a character to be a rebellious tomboy, but Mulan is neither of those things.




Stay tuned for when I go on another rant on how Cinderella just wanted to take a break from work and abuse for a night, how Aurora was given absolutely no agency or control in her life, how Bell never took any of the Beast's sh*t, and that Ariel's actions to go on land were more based on her father treating her like a child and not respecting anything she had to say even before Eric came into the picture.

ranger_scout 08-14-2018 11:50 AM

Judging by this image, which was shared by director Niki Caro, it appears that "Reflection" and other songs will be included in the film after all.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Niki Caro
Mulan. Day #1. Reflections.
#mulan #disney #yifei_cc

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dkkw0IjXgAA_XeR.jpg

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/new...photo-from-set

MsMarvelDuckie 08-14-2018 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Utrommaniac (Post 1773741)
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Yeah, I would agree on that, but since this is part of the "remake" chain, every update is just



I mean...why New Zealand??? Does China not have enough grand sweeping landscapes for them to work with???

And I know I tend to not be bothered by a lot of "changes" from TMNT, but there's a difference between those kinds of remakes, and something that's part of a chain of movies that has been, for the most part, either trying to recreate an entire movie, tell another perspective, be a "sequel", or try to "correct" what casual viewers complain about while missing the point of the story (I have...issues...with the complaints about Cinderella).




It also really feels like it's following the chain of "uwu Mulan is such a rebellious tomboy" people. Which is...no??? She was content to conform to what her family needed her to be, and was unhappy she couldn't live up to those expectations, so she jumped the gun (crossbow?) far beyond what she was capable of or what she was expected to do, because she felt her father's health and safety were important in that snap of a moment. It wasn't even something she fully thought through. She was someone who had spent that entire day fvcking up, ruining her chance of marriage in the only way she could honor her family in that culture, embarrassing her father in front of an entire crowd of people - and that is what her father felt dishonored by. Not the fact that she made a complete fool of herself in front of the matchmaker (though no one was aware of the cricket involved), that eventually led to her being set on fire...but the fact that she embarrassed him in front of the Emperor's councilor and military officials and entire crowd of people because she was freaked out over him being drafted, while elderly and handicapped by a previous war wound (supposedly). She had the flip of the coin to either restore her family's honor (and uplift her own self-respect) or be caught and sink even further down the path. And so she took that flip because her family was worth that chance. It wasn't because she was a tomboy itching to prove women were capable of more than being a happy homemaker and mother (WHICH SHE WAS CONTENT TO DO!), it was because she felt it was the only path for her to take!

And BOYYYY did she never, ever plan on going into full-on combat with the leader of her country's enemies and utterly annihilating him...and his entire army! Girl got a body count of thousands even if it was never her intent. And she did all of this, not dressed as the soldier she left home in, but in her freakin' dress!







I have a lot of feelings about Mulan and she deserves better than the "rebellious tomboy" visage people keep giving her. Not to say it's a bad thing for a character to be a rebellious tomboy, but Mulan is neither of those things.




Stay tuned for when I go on another rant on how Cinderella just wanted to take a break from work and abuse for a night, how Aurora was given absolutely no agency or control in her life, how Bell never took any of the Beast's sh*t, and that Ariel's actions to go on land were more based on her father treating her like a child and not respecting anything she had to say even before Eric came into the picture.


Where is the applause button when I need one? Agreed to this.

ranger_scout 08-15-2018 06:39 AM

Yesterday, it was also announced that two fan-favorite characters from the animated film would be appearing in this movie. Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua have been cast as Ling and Po, respectively.

https://insidethemagic.net/2018/08/d...r-ling-and-po/

ranger_scout 08-16-2018 01:44 PM

Ming-Na Wen was in the dark about whether or not she would be making a cameo in the film during an interview.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ming-Na Wen
“We already know for sure that it’s not gonna take another 25 years for this to happen again. So, that’s kind of nice,” she said of the film.

https://deadline.com/2018/08/ming-na...an-1202446156/

Just in case, no had seen it, this was reaction to her first finding out that Liu YiFei landed the part.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ming-Na Wen
Congrats to #LiuYiFei ! Great choice for live action #Mulan! 👏👏👏👏#Disney

https://twitter.com/mingna/status/93...ybrkr=5a53516d

She also talks about it from 3:00 to 4:08 and 17:06 to 18:13 of this video.


ranger_scout 09-10-2018 04:01 PM

Mushu will appear in the film and the music from the original movie will be in this one as well.

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/245...e-action-mulan

Shark_Blade 09-10-2018 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ranger_scout (Post 1776326)
Mushu will appear in the film and the music from the original movie will be in this one as well.

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/245...e-action-mulan

They finally cower in to put the musics back huh?

ranger_scout 09-24-2018 12:22 PM

The other day it was announced that another familiar character would be in the film. Chen Teng has been cast Yao.

https://deadline.com/2018/09/adrian-...ng-1202469095/

Sage Ninja 09-25-2018 12:37 PM

I really hope this doesn't suck. I want this succeed so badly. Getting rid of Shang and the reasons behind it are soooo stupid. Mulan having magical powers really lessens her abilities of being able to succeed as a warrior through sheer determination like how she did in the film and also in the original story.

I am glad tat they are slowly adding back in elements of the animated feature but I am still kind of alarmed at how things are going, since too many changes can make the movie bloated and incoherent. Mulan deserves better than that.

ranger_scout 10-16-2018 12:00 PM

Ming-Na Wen had more to say about the film, but she still can't say if she's going to have any part in this movie. My guess is that she probably will. She also really enjoyed all of the live-action adaptations of animated films that have been released.

Quote:

“Disney has done such an amazing job with the other live-action [remakes], and I love them all, like Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Maleficent,” Wen says. “So I’m definitely excited that they chose Mulan of all the other great Disney movies to turn into live-action. I think they’ll do a great job with it, and it’s great to keep that legacy alive.”

Regarding a potential return to the cinematic property she holds dear, Wen remains playfully elusive.

“I can’t say!” she says with a laugh when asked if she’ll have a role in the remake. “What is it that [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-creator] Jed Whedon always says? It’s so funny… ‘I can neither confirm nor deny.’ So, yeah!”

Either way, Wen is glad to see that “Asians are really hot right now in Hollywood - thank goodness - because of Crazy Rich Asians.” And in the case of Mulan, she says, “It’s great to keep an incredible character and story of Chinese folklore going in any form.”
https://ew.com/movies/2018/10/15/min...ake-interview/

ranger_scout 02-27-2019 09:14 PM

There's a rumor that Kevin Hart is being eyed to voice Mushu.

https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/02...t-mushu-rumor/

ranger_scout 06-02-2019 08:29 PM

Liu Yiefi has been in contact with Naomi Scott, who is playing Jasmine in the live-action Aladdin. Scott can't wait to see Yiefi's performance in this movie next year.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Liu Yiefi
Goosebumps 😳 @NaomiScott @disneyaladdinLiu Yifei

https://twitter.com/yifei_cc/status/1131995846386409472

Quote:

Originally Posted by Naomi Scott
😭😭😭😭 Girl, I cannot wait for you to slay my life next year. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

https://twitter.com/NaomiScott/statu...20002948849664

ranger_scout 06-29-2019 02:00 PM

Rumor has it that a Phoenix will be replacing Mushu as Mulan's sidekick. Also, the cast will apparently not be singing the classic songs during the film. There will only be instrumental versions of them. This could all change after test screenings and reshoots.

EXCLUSIVE: Phoenix Possibly Replacing Mushu In ‘Mulan’; Cast Will Not Sing Classic Songs


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