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Donnie Yen Joins the Cast of Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'

Donnie Yen Joins the Cast of Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan'

However, she was the only cast member officially onboard for director Niki Caro's film until yesterday, when Donnie Yen joined the cast as a Commander in the Chinese army.

In November past year it was announced that Chinese actress Liu Yifei will play the title role in Disney's upcoming adaptation of the animated favorite Mulan.

Deadline reports that Rogue One's Donnie Yen has been cast in the live action Mulan movie along side Chinese actress Liu Yifei who has been cast as the titular role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jet Li is now in final talks to play the emperor of China while Gong Li is set to take on the role of the film's main villain, a powerful witch. For Mulan, Gong Li will be playing the villain of the movie, a powerful witch.

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As for Jet Li, fans know the martial arts superstar from films like Once Upon a Time in China, Lethal Weapon 4, Hero, The Warlords, and his roles in The Expendables films. Gong starred opposite Jeremy Irons in Wayne Wang's Chinese Box and has acted in English in Memoirs of a Geisha, Miami Vice and Hannibal Rising.

Also joining the cast is Chinese-Vietnamese actress Xana Tang as Mulan's sister, an original character for the movie.

The casting process for Disney's live-action Mulan remake is picking up steam. The Mulan reboot is set for a 27 March, 2020 release.

Jet Li is said to be in final talks to play the emperor of China, who orders the mobilization of troops via the conscription of one male from each household, which is how we find Mulan disguising herself as a man in order to spare her elderly father from having to join the military.