The Mulan live-action remake may not have a key character and fans are NOT happy 2 years ago

The Mulan live-action remake may not have a key character and fans are NOT happy

But who is going to teach them to be swift as a coursing river?!

Disney is facing some massive backlash from fans after it appears that they cut one of the major characters from the live-action remake of Mulan.

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The original 1998 animated movie had Li Shang as the main love interest for Mulan - as well as her commander in the army.

Since the movie was released, many fans claimed that Shang is bisexual - as he appears to be attracted to Mulan when she's disguised as a male soldier, as well as when her identity is revealed.

A casting call for the live acting remake, though, appears to contain some bad news for the character.

 

The document shows that he's been replaced by a character named Chen Honshu, a fellow soldier who sees Mulan as a rival - and falls in love with her when he finds out she's a woman.

While the casting call was first released last year, fans are only now realising what this means for the role of Li Shang.

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And they're not happy one bit.

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It's worth noting, though, that the studio hasn't actually confirmed that the character has been cut - and that the 'new' character's name could be a dupe.

  • The Mulan live action remake is due out in 2019 
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