Disney Has Cast Yoson An as the Love Interest for Live-Action MULAN
The live-action version of Mulan that Disney is making seems to be making some choices that not all fans are happy about. It all started with them announcing that it would not feature any of the music from the cartoon and the latest blow has been a change in Mulan’s love interest. In the cartoon, Mulan falls for her commander Li Shang, but with Li Shang not even being her commander in this film, Disney has shifted her love interest to a fellow soldier named Chen Honghui. The Hollywood Reporter describes Chen as "a confident and ambitious recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit, becomes Mulan's biggest ally, and eventually turns into her love interest." The actor that will bring Chen to life is Yoson An who hasn’t been in much yet but will be in The Meg and Mortal Engines later this year.
Mulan will be played by Crystal Liu with Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Gong Li, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Ron Yuan filling out the cast. Mulan is currently slated for May 27, 2020.