For most comic book fans, Ming-Na Wen is the Cavalry, Melinda May on Agents of SHIELD. But before that, she was the girl who saved China, the voice of the lead character in the 1998 Walt Disney animated classic Mulan.
Mulan is now on the list of animated films that Disney is planning to adapt to live-action following the success of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast. Would Wen be interested and willing to make
“All of the above,” Wen said during a panel at Heroes & Villains Fest in Nashville on Saturday. “I'm hoping. I mean, I've spoken to one of the producers on the film, and they're still in the very early stages of it. So, we're keeping an eye on it, and hopefully, yeah, It would be lovely too, I think, for the fans as well as for myself, right?
“So, I want everybody to Tweet, later on, today, to Disney and let them know how you feel,” Wen joked.
The Mulan live-action movie will be directed by Niki Caro. The casting process for the lead character is already underway. Chris Bender, J. C.
There was some controversy around the project when Martin and Hynek's early script was leaked and revealed a story focusing on a white merchant who falls in love with Mulan. Disney has since stated that the script was at most a "jumping off point" and that the story has been heavily rewritten and will star all Chinese actors.
The live-action Mulan is currently scheduled for release on Nov. 8, 2018.
Disney made a previous attempt at a live-action Mulan movie in the early 2000s. Zhang Ziyi was attached to star and Chuck Russell to direct. Filming was to begin in October 2010, but the project was scrapped before then.
In the original Mulan, based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan,