Disney has been on a roll as of late. Between their wildly successful films in the Marvel franchise, as well as the Star Wars franchise; they also are producing billion-dollar hits by remaking their own animated films. Just last week, their latest film, Beauty & The Beast crossed $1 billion worldwide. One of the most discussed – announced – live-action remakes on the horizon, is none other than Mulan, a remake of the 1998 film of the same name. The film has been heavily discussed as many believe Disney are stupid enough to not cast an actress of Asian descent in the titular role.
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, original Mulan actress – and current star of Agents of SHIELD – Ming-Na Wen revealed a few details about the upcoming project and her involvement in it. Wen stated:
“Wow! I wish I could say that it needs it. But I’m very excited that they want to do a live-action because they’ve done so amazingly with all of the movies — from Maleficent, to Beauty and the Beast, to Cinderella. I’m really looking forward to the live-action. I would love to have a part in it in some way. We’ll see — knock on wood! I know the fans really want it and love it. And some of them even go, ‘Well, why don’t you just play Mulan?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, if it’s Mulan: The Later Years.”
While it is not yet known who Wen will play, it should not come as a surprise for the actress to land a part in the new movie. Niki Caro will helm the live-action reboot, which looks to be another huge hit for Disney. Are you guys excited for the upcoming film? Do you hope to see Wen in some capacity? To be honest, I just want some more of that szechuan sauce…
Mulan is set to hit theatres everywhere on November 2nd, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Tonight
Top 10 Disney Properties That Could Become Live-Action
Disney has become known for dominating the box office with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, and their record-breaking animated features. It didn’t take long for these Disney animated classics to become live-action epics on the big screen. Just in the past few years, Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book have all been given the live-action treatment and as a result, have become critical and financial successes. If it’s not broken, why fix it?
The upcoming line-up for live-action remakes includes many popular Disney properties such as; Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mulan, Cruella and Maleficent 2. With Disney having such a large animated catalog, these remakes inspired a question. What Disney properties are left that need the live-action treatment? This countdown features the top ten Disney properties that could receive the live-action treatment.
Do you agree with this list? Are you enjoying this trend of Disney animated classics becoming live-action remakes? Comment below and join in the conversation!