She'll bring honor to Us all! Actress Ming-Na Wen brought Mulan to life in Disney's original 1998 animated flick, and the star is gunning for a chance to continue her run with the beloved story.
Disney announced on Monday, March 30, that a live-action version of Mulan is in the works, following earlier successful endeavors with Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. After the news broke, Wen, 51, fielded an influx of tweets from fans, who voiced their support for the star booking a part in the upcoming adaptation.
"If the #Mulan remake DOESNT star the real-life Mulan @MingNa then what's the point of seeing it???? #MingNa4Mulan," one Twitter user wrote. "I personally think that @MingNa should play Mulan in the live-action Mulan. Let's be honest…she's LITERALLY Mulan," another weighed in. "If Disney makes a Live-Action #Mulan w/o @MingNa, We Riot," a third added.
Currently starring in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Wen acknowledged the support and asked that fans send the messages straight to Disney.
"Wow, so many tweets to @Disney announcement for a live-action #Mulan," the ER alum wrote. "Thank U4 wanting me 2B in the film! Tweet @DisneyPictures about it! xo."
Another Mulan alum gave his two cents on the project as well. Donny Osmond, who contributed as the singing voice of love interest Captain Li Shang, tweeted about the news on Tuesday morning.
"I wonder who will song my song? #I'llMakeAManOutOfYou," he wrote.
Based on the ancient Chinese character and story, the original animated feature was a huge success for Disney, bringing in more than $304.3 million at the worldwide box office in 1998. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, and nabbed two Golden Globe nominations. Disney has yet to announce when fans can expect to see the live-action version.
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