Sony planning to shoot Mulan live-action movie
I’m actually kind of excited for this (I hope to God there are no white people in this film)!
I’m already visualizing what Shang and Mulan should look like (especially Shang hahaha). Keep in mind, the people I’m throwing out here right now aren’t all actors but I just thought they look good and if Shang and Mulan looked anything like them, then I’m happy
My all-time fav, Song Seung-heon. A sex God like him looks good in every role, honestly.
Brendan Lai (he’s fucking hot af, there’s just no denying that)
Don’t know his name, but doesn’t matter. He’s hot.
For Mulan–you guys are gonna have to help me out here. I’ve been told I’m terrible at judging women but here goes
Ngo Thanh Van
…and that’s all I have for the women for now, lol. Feel free to agree/disagree, add who you think is more suitable, etc…
@natalie_ng True. Gotta keep those protests going. Mail Order Bride provided a good backlash.
@secondstrike Tbh, I think all of American media is anti-Asian/anti-Asian male, not just Disney/Marvel/ABC. I mean, look at NBC and how they okayed Mail Order Family. I’m sure if the woman involved was black or Latina instead, they wouldn’t have approved of it so quickly.
@natalie_ng Disney/Marvel/ABC - all part of the same family and they are absolutely notorious for their anti-Asian agenda. They are prolifically and intensely anti-Asian male.This is not some mere coincidence. See kulturemedia.org for more
Based on a cursory look at their assets, they are an immense media juggernaut. They possess some of the biggest IPs in history [Disney, Marve, Pixarl], technology [Industrial Light and Magic], and distribution [ABC, ESPN].
It’s valued at 140+ billion.
For comparison, Intel is valued at 176 billion.
@qwertyui1234567 Good to know! So it sounds like the Disney version is an attempt to brush Asian/Chinese culture as misogynistic/oppressive of women by highlighting how she snuck behind her family’s back to join the army, how her family saw being a bride as the only “honorable” future for her, and how Shang disapproved of having a woman in his army, but in the Chinese version, it’s quite the contrary. Then again, not it’s not that surprising considering how western media has had a long history of making us and our cultures look bad…
But yes, Shang is a must. I really do hope they portray him as masculine as he was back in the animated version. Slightly unrelated but I legit had female friends and classmates back in school who thought he was handsome, despite him just being a cartoon character, LOL.
Have you guys seen the 1964 movie Lady General Hua Mulan? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_General_Hua_Mu-lan
Here’s the plot synopsis:
Barbarian hordes had invaded and the border towns were overrun. The call went out for able-bodied men to join the army. Hua Mulan returned home from her hunting to find that her frail father had been summoned. Her brother was too young to enlist so she volunteered to take her father’s place but her parents rejected the idea. Determined to convince her father, she conspired with her cousin and elder sister. Dressed as a man, she sparred with her father and defeated him. Both astonished and impressed, he gave her his blessings to join the army.
With her cousin accompanying her, she joined the ranks of army recruits and managed to impress the General in the recruits martial trials. In the 12 years of fighting, she rose through the ranks and attained the status of general. Through this period, she became fast friends with the group of recruits she was with and General Li. The war eventually drew to a close with an ambush and capture of the barbarian king. The Commanding General of the army threw a celebratory feast, after which, he drew Mulan aside to discuss a matter with her. He was especially impressed with her abilities and character and wished to bethroth his daughter to Mulan. Unable to reveal the truth about her identity and reluctant to refuse him outright for fear of offending him, Mulan dodged the issue by pretending to be feeling weak from her wound received in the last battle.
A few days later, having officially resigned her post, she took leave of her comrades and returned home with her cousin. The Commanding General, however, had not forgotten the proposal and was determined to have Mulan as a son-in-law and served in the government. He sent General Li with some of her comrades bearing wedding gifts to her home. When they arrived, they were shocked and astonished to find that their courageous and heroic comrade turned out to be a lady.
General Li agreed to explain to the Commanding General on Mulan’s behalf. Before he left, he exchanged bethrothal tokens with Mulan, exhorting her to wait for him.
Did you notice these passages:
Hua Mulan returned home from her hunting to find that her frail father had been summoned.
Dressed as a man, she sparred with her father and defeated him. Both astonished and impressed, he gave her his blessings to join the army
With her cousin accompanying her, she joined the ranks of army recruits and managed to impress the General in the recruits martial trials.
In the 12 years of fighting, she rose through the ranks and attained the status of general.
So in the 1964 film she has “manly” hobbies, she betters her father in a one on one fight, enters the army with her families blessings, impresses the general and recruits with her martial prowess, and manage to obtain the rank of general. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear that the 1998 film was an orientalist fantasy. /s
@natalie_ng We cant #MakeMulanRight without a strong masculine Shang. Did you notice the number of tweets about Shang?
@secondstrike That’s better news than having a white male lead in the movie but the only thing I’m now concerned with is how the Asian male lead will be portrayed. Shang is supposed to be a strong, masculine character with leadership abilities. Knowing what I know about western media, he may not be the same Shang we all know and love in this new Mulan
They need to understand, we are not playing around.
Chinese media and other government organizations are watching. That’s Wang Guan from CCTV who liked the comment.
@bugoutfever No worries, bugout, I’ve been working on it.