Disney’s live-action Mulan has found its Big Bad to fight against the titular heroine. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story’s Jason Scott Lee has been cast to play the film’s villain Bori Khan alongside Liu Yifei, who will be playing Mulan.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bori Khan is “a warrior leader who is intent on avenging his father’s death.” While the live-action fillm will most likely not feature any of the original’s iconic songs, the premise will still follow Mulan as she disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father from having to go to war.
Mulan also stars, martial arts superstar Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, a mentor and teacher to Mulan. New Zealand actor Yoson An as Mulan’s love interest. Jet Li will play the Emperor of China, Gong Li will also serve as a villain, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Ron Yuan signed on.
The film will be directed by Niki Caro, Which will begin production this August in China, New Zealand, and Australia.
Disney’s live-action remakes have grossed over $4.5 billion at the worldwide box so far, and will look to continue that success with Mulan, and remakes of Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, Sword In The Stone, Lady In The Tramp, Peter Pan, And The Little Mermaid all in active production and/or development.
Disney’s Mulan will hit theaters on March 27, 2020.