Live-action Mulan coming: who will play the warrior? - The Hollywood Mag

Live-action Mulan coming: who will play the warrior?

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Another Disney movie is about to get a modern makeover. Mulan, based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, will be re-done in live action. This comes after the recent success of Disney’s live-action Cinderella, which earned $336.2 million in just three weeks. Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent also did well earning $1.02 billion and $758.4 million respectively. With Mulan set to be a success, who will be cast to play the lead role? Fans of the first movie are saying Ming-Na Wen, the original voice of Mulan, is the perfect fit. “Wow, so many tweets to @Disney announcement for a live-action #Mulan,” Wen wrote on Twitter. “Thank U4 wanting me 2B in the film! Tweet @DisneyPictures about it! xo.”

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Wen, however, is 51, and Mulan is supposed to be a 16-year-old, so it might make more sense to cast a younger actress. Jamie Chung has experience playing a warrior. The 31-year-old starred in ABC’s Samurai Girl and played an assassin in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. She’s also already played Mulan on ABC’s Once Upon A Time. 

ABC’s Once Upon a Time

If Chung’s swordsmanship isn’t good enough, Arden Cho has also been in some action movies. The 29-year-old scored roles in The Baytown Outlaws and Olympus has Fallen and her fans think she is perfect for the role. “My Twitter is flooded with news of #Mulan, you guys are so sweet. I just hope I’m in the mix! Would be fun to audition, singing + swords = dream come true! Probably the only @disney princess I could ever play, just sayin…” the star shared on Instagram.
Photo credit: IMDB

Photo credit: IMDB

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