While most Disney remakes have been virtually live-action replicas of their predecessors, Mulan will divert from the 1998 classic significantly. Another person added: "How can you remake Mulan & not have Mushu or the original classic songs in it?!" Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she transforms into an honoured warrior and earns the respect of a grateful nation. The film also stars Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, and Jet Li.
Mulan isn't the only live action remake Disney has on the way. This isn't the first of Disney's live-action remakes to receive initial backlash - Will Smith as the Genie in Aladdin received backlash at his first look and Halle Bailey's casting as Ariel is also garnering mixed responses.
According to The DisInsider, Mulan's sidekick and companion Mushu has been cut. The trailer appears to follow the story beats of the original film, with Mulan set for an arranged marriage she doesn't want, before leaving to join the army undercover as a man.
Yifei Liu plays the lead role of Hua Mulan, who steps in to take her ailing father's place in the Imperial Army.
Are you as excited as we are to see Mulan defend China in the new film?
The film is directed by Niki Caro and features a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek that is based on the narrative poem The Ballad of Mulan. Like Commander Tung, Honghui is a completely new character not seen in the original Mulan, but he carries some of the same qualities as Li Shang did: he begins as Mulan's rival before becoming her ally and love interest.
The first trailer for Mulan is here. One prominent movie blogger on Weibo posted, "Many people are asking why there is no Mushu the dragon and no singing, but some people say that making such an adaptation may be closer to the truth and closer to history".