Production for Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ to Begin in January 2018
Production for Disney’s much-awaited “Mulan” live-action movie is expected to begin sometime in January 2018.
According to a listing on My Entertainment World, the film is scheduled to shoot in several different countries including China, New Zealand and Australia, Omega Underground reported.
The news came after Disney officially announced last month that the premiere of “Mulan” was moved from its original Nov. 2, 2018 date to November or December of 2019. No one exactly knows why the company decided to push the release date further.
However, Movie Web is hoping the official release date as well as the casting choice for “Mulan” live-action will come out soon. It could certainly help reassure fans after a controversial rumor suggested that Disney was looking to cast a White male to partner up with Fa Mulan/Ping instead of a Chinese actor.
Luckily, Disney was quick to debunk the rumor, saying that the film will not feature a White male as a lead, adding in late 2016 that they are looking to cast a Chinese woman to play the lead female character.
As for who the character is, unfortunately, there have been reports pointing out a massive twist in the story. Disney is allegedly planning to replace Captain/General Li Shang with a new male character described as Mulan’s rival in the military.
Disney has yet to make any official direct confirmation regarding this claim for live-action “Mulan”.