Mulan: you have explained the absence of Li Shang in the live-action


Published on Feb 28, 2020


Speaking with Collider, producer Jason Reed has commented on the absence of Li Shang in the upcoming live-action Mulan, revealing how the character was presented in two different figures that we see on the big screen.

“In the film we can find Li Shang in two different characters: the commander Tung (Donnie Yen), a sort of surrogate father figure and mentor, and Honghui (Yoson An), the same level of Mulan.

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Mulan is the epic adventure of a courageous young woman, who disguises herself as a man to fight the invaders of the north that will attack China.

Eldest daughter of a respected warrior, Hua Mulan is awake, lively and determined, and when the Emperor issues a decree that obliges at least one man per family to serve in the imperial army, it answers the call, taking the place of her ailing father. With the name of Hua Jun, will become one of the greatest warriors chinese always.”

The film, directed by Niki Caro, will be in the cast chinese actress Liu Yifei (Mulan), the chinese superstar Donnie Yen (captain Tung, a new character, does not exist in the animated version, and mentor of the protagonist), Jet Li (Emperor of China), Gong Li (a powerful, evil witch), Xana Tang (sister of Mulan, another character exclusive to the live-action) and Yoson An (Chen Honghui, an ambitious military Commander Tung, who will become an ally of Mulan before evolving in its interest is sentimental)

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