Disney’s famous children action-drama Mulan (1998), based on a Chinese Ballad by Guo Maoqian was finally forged into a live-action feature film after being in discussions for years. But it won’t be soon until the world could see this film in the theaters. Let’s find why so.
Release Date of Mulan
Mulan was initially expected on November 2, 2019, but was pushed back to be released on March 27, 2020, internationally. Although it had its world premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 9, 2020, half of the world was soon pushed under lockdown due to the widespread Coronavirus disease. That’s why the makers decided to stop the international release and postpone it to July 24, 2020. Mark the date!
Mulan had faced numerous obstacles during its making process. From the pre-production to the post-production, the film saw multiple cast and crew changes, plot altercations, and controversies. But it was finally set to be released by 2019. It’s unfortunate to see the film get delayed again and again but we hope to see it before the year ends.
The film was shot in New Zealand and China from August 2018 to November 2018. The official teaser was released in July 2019 while the theatrical trailer was launched on December 5 in the same year. Disney also released the second and the final trailer of the film on February 3, 2020.
Mulan (2020): A Preview
Adapting most of its storyline from the 1998’s animation Mulan, the film follows the events of the life of Hua Mulan, the beautiful daughter of a war veteran who later finds herself in a male-dominated battlefield. While most of the characters will remain the same, Xian Lang, a vicious witch, will be the main antagonist this time.
When the Northern invaders, led by Bori Khan, attack the Imperial State of China, the Chinese Emperor calls for one man from each family to fight in the war. Hua Zhou, being the only man in his family responds to the Emperor’s call but her daughter Hua Mulan steps in to take the place of her aging father and serve in the army. However, she does this in the façade of a man named Hua Jun as a battlefield is no place for a woman in Imperial China. She manages to outshine everyone on the battlefield but struggles to keep her identity in hiding. The duel between Mulan and Xian Lang, the witch fighting alongside Bori will be the most awaited part of the movie.
Will Mulan survive the fight against such a powerful witch? Will she bring honor to her family? How will she keep her identity hidden and escape her doom?
To know the answers, you have to wait for some more time until you can finally see the inspirational story of Mulan.
Directed by Niki Caro, the film stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott, Gong Li, and Jet Li for the lead roles.
Period action-drama has always appealed to the audience in a very powerful way, especially when it’s a female-centric one. Filled with drama, thrill, action, and romance, Mulan will not disappoint us and once again create its magic in our world.