Mulan, the story of a strong Chinese girl, who impersonates as a man to fight in her father’s place in the army and ultimately saves the whole of China from the Huns. This was definitely one of my most favourite films growing up as a little girl and I’m sure I’m not the only one who looked up to her as a huge inspiration. Not only did she prove that girls were kick-ass fighters and courageous, but on top of that, she was an important icon of asian representation. She flipped the stereotypes of asian females being submissive and docile, so it’s clear to see how she holds a special place in many of our hearts.
With the news of a Mulan live action movie to be released in 2018, there has been lots of speculation and controversy over casting choices. Isn’t it strange how we have to actually bring this up as an issue, you would think a story set in China, with all chinese characters would naturally translate to an all asian cast, right?
Quite recently, a report had surfaced saying that the film would have a white male love interest, which understandably caused a huge backlash amongst Mulan fans. Luckily this report was confirmed to be false and the the movie will feature an all-asian cast.
With so many instances of whitewashing in previous films, fans are adamant that this time the casting is given to the right people.
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Also, who would you like to see cast in the live action film? Comment your suggestions below!