The new trailer for the highly anticipated Disney live adaptation, “Mulan”, is here. In it gave us a first look into Jet Li’s characters and 2 new villains.
The trailer released yeasterday (5th December 2019), showed us Jet Li all dressed up as the emperor of China and how his fellow cast members will look in the movie. Not only that, the trailer has also gave us an insight on how the adaptation’s story will differ from the original animated film.
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The film that is directed by New Zealand film director, Niki Caro, stars Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) in the titular role of Hua Mulan. The story will revolve around Mulan, who disguises herself as a man to protect her family and China from the northern invaders.
Although, the new adaptation shared the same premise as the 1998 animated film, there are still some notable differences that can be found between the two. One difference is the inclusion of a new villain – a shapeshifting witch named Xian Lang played by Gong Li. She will work alongside the original villain of the series, Bori Khan played by Jason Scott Lee, to invade China.
Another addition to the adaptation is Mulan’s sister, Hua Xiu played by Xana Tang, who didn’t exist in the animated version. Other cast members include Donnie Yen as Mulan’s mentor, Commander Tung, Yoson An as soldier Chen Honghui and potential love interest; Tzi Ma as Mulan’s aging father, Rosalind Chao as her mother, and Jet Li as the emperor of China.
But one character that will be absent from the 2020 flick is Mushu, Mulan’s guardian from the animated film. Instead, according to the trailer it seems that Mulan’s new guardian will be a phoenix, however, no information have been given on how the phoenix will fit into the plot at the moment.
Check out the trailer right now in the video below:
“Mulan” is set to be release in cinemas on 27th March 2020.