Well, with all the success of their live-action remakes, it can be no surprise that they're forging right ahead, but I guess it is a bit unexpected that 1998's Mulan would be their next choice. Really, Mulan and not Aladdin or The Little Mermaid? But now that I think about it, maybe it's not that surprising. With China emerging as such a massive Hollywood market now (the box office numbers are set to surpass the United States in the next few years), plus this being one of the few they'd be able to justify including action-heavy war scenes in, I suppose it is kind of a no-brainer, money-wise. Make no mistake, even though I liked Cinderella just fine, all these reboots have zilch to do with artistic expression- they can only get lucky in that area. But my first thought for casting is Chloe Bennet, or Skye from ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. What do you guys think? I just hope they cast an actual Chinese actress for this, and not do what Hollywood movies like Memoirs of a Geisha did in casting Chinese actresses for what were Japanese characters. They could at least get that part right now.
My favorite part of the original movie: