Mulan has yet to hit theaters, but the studio feels they have something special on their hands and are gearing up to tell another story following the young female warrior.
According to industry insider Daniel Richtman, a sequel to Mulan is in very development, which is something we here at The DisInsider can also confirm is true. Producers Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner will return to produce the sequel.
As of now, there are no writers attached to the project, and it is unknown if Niki Caro would return to direct. The film will not draw inspiration from Disney’s Mulan 2, which was a straight to VHS release. Instead, the film will be an original story. It should be noted, that the sequels chances of happening all rides on how well Mulan does at both the domestic and international box office, with all eyes being on China.
Mulan was originally set for a March 27, 2020 release, the film had its worldwide premiere, and gained positive word-of-mouth, but sadly, due to the coronavirus outbreak Disney was forced to remove the film off the release schedule and was later given a new release date of July 24, 2020.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation and a proud father.
Mulanfeatures a celebrated international cast that includes, Liu Yifei (The Forbidden Kingdom) as the titular hero, Donnie Yen (Ip Man) as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee (The Jungle Book) as Böri Khan; Yoson An (The Meg) as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li (Miami Vice) as Xianniang and Jet Li (The Expendables) as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider) from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”