Mulan is an upcoming, live-action American film based off the 1998 animated feature film Mulan which is based on the Chinese legend.


The film was announced to be in development on March 30, 2015, to be produced by Chris Bender and J.C. Spike, with a script having been bought from writing team Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hayneck.[3] On October 4, 2016, the film was confirmed by Disney with a release date set for November 2, 2018. On February 14, 2017, Disney chose Niki Caro to direct the film and Bill Kong as executive producer, due to familiarity of the Chinese culture for the film.

On April 19, 2017, it was reported that Ming-Na Wen, the voice of Mulan in the original film, was in talks to possibly have a cameo in the film.[4] In July 2017, the film's release date was taken off the 2018 calendar with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms taking its place. On November 29, 2017, Liu Yifei was cast as Mulan.[5]

On March 1, 2018, the film was pushed back to March 27, 2020.[2] Production on the film began on August 13 along with the release for the first image of Liu Yifei as Mulan. Filming will take place in New Zealand and China.[6]


No one (as of now) has been cast to play or has there been announcements that Mushu, Fa Li, Grandmother Fa, or the Matchmaker will be in the film.

Differences from the 1998 film

  • Mulan's family name "Fa" has been changed to "Hua", for cultural authenticity.
  • The character Chen Honghui (played by Yoson An) takes the place of Li Shang in the 1998 film.
  • The villain character Bori Khan (played by Jason Scott Lee) takes the place of Shan Yu in the 1998 film.
  • Gong Li's evil witch character Xian Lang was created entirely for the film.
  • Mulan is an only-child as shown in the 1998 film, while here she is said to have a sister named Hua Xiu (played by Xana Tang). She did have a brother in the original legend.


  • Actress Gong Li, who will play the evil witch character, Xian Lang, was also the inspiration for the 1998 animated version/counterpart of Mulan.
  • Ming Na-Wen, who voiced Mulan in the 1998 animated feature, gave good luck to Liu Yifei who will also play Mulan in the upcoming 2020 film.



  1. "Harry Gregson-Williams to Score Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Live-Action Movie". Film Music Reporter. Retrieved on 24 Aug 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Disney's live-action Mulan pushed back to 2020". EntertainmentWeekly Retrieved on March 1, 2018.
  3. Disney Developing Live-Action MULAN Remake
  4. Ming-Na Wen talks Mulan live action
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Disney's 'Mulan' Finds Its Star (Exclusive)". (November 29, 2017) Retrieved on 2017-11-29.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Disney Shares First Look at Live-Action Mulan". Retrieved on August 13, 2018.
  7. "Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Casts Rogue One’s Donnie Yen(Exclusive)". (April 11, 2018) Retrieved on 2018-04-11.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Disney's Live-Action Mulan Lands Gong Li, Jet Li (Exclusive)". Retrieved on April 12, 2018.
  9. "Disney's 'Mulan' Adds Jason Scott Lee". The Hollywood Reporter. (July 25, 2018)
  10. "Mulan: Newcomer Yoson An Cast In Disney Live-Action Movie". Deadline. Retrieved on June 6, 2018.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "‘Mulan’: Utkarsh Ambudkar & Ron Yuan Added To Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation", Deadline (May 23, 2018). Retrieved on May 24, 2018. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Casts Jimmy Wong & Doua Moua". Retrieved on August 14, 2018.
  13. Adrian Martinez Joins Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’; ‘Mulan’ Adds Chen Tang
  14. "Disney Casts 'Mulan' Love Interest (Exclusive)". Retrieved on August 15, 2018.

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Mulan Logo
Films: MulanMulan IIMulan (2020 film)Video

Video games: Animated StoryBook: MulanKingdom Hearts IIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Crossy RoadDisney Magic Kingdoms
Books: Classic StorybookGraphic NovelLittle Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingThe Art of Mulan
Music: Mulan (soundtrack)Mulan II (soundtrack)

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingFantasy GardensGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldPrincesses CastleVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise CelebrationDisney's WishesMickey and the Magical MapMulan, La LégendeOnce Upon a MouseRoyal Princess Music CelebrationThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Plaza Inn
Parade: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksMulan Parade
Firework: Disney in the StarsHappily Ever AfterHurry Home: Lunar New Year CelebrationIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light
Halloween: The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Original: Fa MulanMushuCri-KeeLi ShangYao, Ling, and Chien PoChi-FuShan YuGeneral LiFa ZhouFa LiGrandmother FaFirst Ancestor FaFa Family AncestorsThe Emperor of ChinaThe MatchmakerLittle BrotherKhanShang's HorseHayabusa the FalconElite Hun SoldiersHun Army

Sequel: Sha-RonTing-Ting, Su, and MeiLord QinPrince Jeeki
Remake: Xian LangBori KhanHua Xiu

Original: Honor to Us AllReflectionI'll Make a Man Out of YouA Girl Worth Fighting ForTrue To Your Heart

Sequel: Lesson Number OneLike Other GirlsHere Beside Me
Deleted songs: Keep 'em Guessing

ChinaImperial CityFa Family homeVillage
Great Stone DragonMulan's Hair AccessorySword of Shan YuMulan and Shang's NecklacesGolden Dragon of Unity
See Also
Disney RenaissanceSword of Shan YuGreat Stone DragonGolden Dragon of Unity

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