When the Mulan live action movie was announced, JJJ was so excited and we knew exactly who we wanted to portray the title character — but earlier this week, the movie was causing quite a controversy!
In a report, the film was said to feature a white male love interest for the Chinese solider who saved China from the Huns.
However, Vulture reports that that spec script that was obtained is bogus — whew!
Since then, the entire movie has been re-scripted by writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and the film does feature an all-Asian cast.
“The spec script was a jumping-off point for a new take on the story that draws from both the literary ballad of Mulan and Disney’s 1998 animated film,” the source shared. “Mulan is and will always be the lead character in the story, and all primary roles, including the love interest, are Chinese.”
However, we’re pretty sure that Mulan doesn’t even need to have a love interest at all. We mean, SHE’S MULAN!
Mulan's love life should be a subplot. What made the original great is her fate didn't depend on a male character. SHE should be the hero. https://t.co/Yecs8sbvYr
— Arden Cho (@arden_cho) October 11, 2016
Check out some of the tweets from fans before the new news broke inside…
#MakeMulanRight so Asian girls can feel empowered, not like they're only important beside a white man. Never been so disappointed in Disney.
— Arianna (@ariannarenae) October 11, 2016
Seriously what is happening?!Sounds like a story of the same old yellow fever bull crap where the man saves poor little Asian girl #mulan
— Ally Maki (@allymaki) October 11, 2016
I DIDNT WAIT MY WHOLE LIFE FOR MULAN TO BE SAVED BY A WHITE MAN!!!! MULAN SINGLEHANDEDLY SAVED CHINA!!!! #MakeMulanRight
— ?lexy? (@lexysaeyang) October 11, 2016
— Lola ???? (@SkyeGrounders) October 10, 2016
Proper representation is more important than ever. This story is important to millions around the world. Can we just #MakeMulanRight
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) October 11, 2016
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