Fans went straight to the internet to voice out their excitement about the news and celebrated Disney for staying true to the Chinese culture and history.
Disney cast Chinese superstar Liu Yifei as Mulan in the upcoming live-action remake of the beloved 1998 animated film. The actress, who has been nicknamed "Fairy Sister" by the Chinese, spent part of her childhood in NY and has acted in English-language films, including 2008's The Forbidden Kingdom, opposite Jackie Chan and Jet Li. It is being said that the casting directors from Disney visited five continents and saw almost 1,000 candidates before finalising on Crystal Liu.
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Mulan, left, a fearless young Chinese woman secretly disguised as a man, meets her commanding officer, Shang, in this scene from Walt Disney Pictures' "Mulan".
Disney announced past year that the Mulan reboot would feature an all-Asian cast after fans started a petition to make sure the film is not whitewashed by Hollywood again. In respect to cultural precision, the studio focused on finding a culturally Chinese young woman to play Hua Mulan, who camouflaged herself as a man to take her father's army recruitment in 5th century China.
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Most recently, Scarlett Johansson played a character originally Japanese in the film Ghost in the Shell.
She has had supporting roles in two US-Chinese co-productions - martial arts fantasy The Forbidden Kingdom and Outcast, an action movie starring Nicolas Cage, but remains little known outside her home country. She has also worked with Emile Hirsch in The Chinese Widow, which opened in the Shanghai International Film Festival in June this year. "Mulan" is helmed by Niki Caro and is slated to release in 2019.
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