Gong Li Claims Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Budget Is More Than $300 Million

No Avengers have assembled and yet Disney could still be spending over $300 Million on the live-action Mulan film according to lead star Gong Li, making this one of Disney’s largest budget films ever!

According to Chinese actress and one of the star’s of the live-action Mulan, Gong Li, Disney’s budget on the live-action remake is north of $300 Million. Which would make it the second biggest budget for a live-action film behind the worldwide phenomena that was Avengers: Endgame, which had a budget of over $350 Million.

Gong Li made the claim in an interview on Weibo, which was translated on Twitter by Gavin Feng on Twitter.

The House of Mouse has spent millions on their live-action remakes and has hit home runs every time. The most successful of the recent live-action Disney remakes was 2017’s Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (Beast) which did pretty well raking in over $1 billion at the box office on a $160 million dollar budget. The film followed the success of 2016’s The Jungle Book which brought in over $900 million on a $175 million dollar budget. The next film in line is the live-action Lion King that releases July 19th of this year followed by Mulan.

It seems as if Disney has found the formula to creating successful remakes of their fan-favorite animated films by waiting for the right time to release them in theaters so that the original fan base would go back to watch for nostalgic purposes and bring their families with them. It goes to show you again why Disney is the powerhouse that it is today and it’s definitely no mistake.

What do you think about Disney’s budget for Mulan? Do you think this property will be as successful as previous live-action films? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Mulan will make a man out of you on March 27, 2020.

Source: Weibo

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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