In Not So Magical News, Disney's Live-Action Mulan Movie Has Been Pushed Back Over a Year
Disney's live-action adaptation of Mulan is slowly coming together. After taking more than a year to find the perfect star, the studio has decided to push back the original release date. While the rest of the cast has yet to be revealed, we already have a few important details about the upcoming movie. Check them out below, then see which other Disney films are getting rebooted.
Disney has confirmed that Chinese actress Liu Yifei, who is also known as Crystal Liu, will play the title role of Mulan. The casting decision comes after fans signed a petition earlier this year to make sure that the character wouldn't be "whitewashed."
The Production Team
Niki Caro will direct, making her Disney's second female director, following Ava DuVernay with A Wrinkle in Time. Jurassic World's Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are set to write the script, while Chris Bender, Jason Reed and Jake Weiner will produce. The studio is also bringing on Hong Kong-based Bill Kong as executive producer.
The Release Date
While the original release date was set for Nov. 2, 2018, the movie has now been pushed back to March 27, 2020.