Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Remake Adds Jet Li and Gong Li

/Film | 4/12/2018 | Chris Evangelista
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The casting process for Disney’s live-action Mulan remake is picking up steam. After recent news that Donnie Yen has joined the film, word comes that Gong Li and Jet Li have joined the cast as well.

You wan’t more Mulan casting news? You got it. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disney’s latest live-action remake has added action superstar Jet Li and Miami Vice‘s Gong Li to the ever-growing cast. Last night, word broke that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Donnie Yen had boarded the film as well. Per THR, “Jet Li is in final talks to play the emperor of China, who orders the mobilization of troops via the conscription of one male from each household.” Gong Li, meanwhile, will play the film’s villain, “a powerful witch.” This is yet another departure from the original animated film, which featured the Hun leader Shan Yu, voiced by the late Miguel Ferrer, as the main antagonist.

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Disney’s Mulan remake really is shaping up nicely – this cast is pretty stellar already. In addition to Jet Li, Gong Li and Donnie, the film stars Liu Yifei as Mulan. Mulan is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a young woman who posed as a man to go to...
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