Disney’s live-action model of Mulan was lastly launched on Sept. 4, however there’s one character who does not make an look: Li Shang. Whereas the character serves as Mulan’s commander-turned-love-interest in the unique animated movie, he’s not in the reboot. As a substitute, the character is break up into two components with Donnie Yen taking part in Commander Tung and Yoson An taking part in a soldier named Chen Honghui, who acts as Mulan’s love curiosity.
So, what’s the purpose for the switch-up? The movie’s producer Jason Reed stated the #MeToo motion closely influenced their decision to reimagine the character. “We break up Li Shang into two characters. One grew to become Commander Tung, who serves as her surrogate father and mentor in the course of the film. The opposite is Honghui who’s her equal in the squad,” he informed Collider in February. “I believe notably in the time of the #MeToo motion, having a commanding officer that can be the sexual love curiosity was very uncomfortable and we did not assume it was acceptable.”
Simply as Mulan and Li Shang’s characters begin off on the fallacious foot in the animated movie, Chen Honghui’s relationship with Mulan in the live-action film is a gradual burn. “As they progress via the coaching collectively, they form of have this unstated bond about it as a result of they acknowledge one another’s warrior spirit,” the New Zealand actor stated about his character. “That is how they form of construct their friendship up, to start with, via the coaching and acknowledging one another.”
Be positive to tune into the movie on Disney+ to see how their relationship pans out.