The live-action adaptation of Disney’s Mulan recurved a third, and final, trailer during the big game Sunday afternoon. Staying closer to then original legend of Huan Mulan, director Niko Caro promises it to be a “girly martial arts extravaganza.”
Mulan follows its titular heroine (played by Yifei Liu), as she disguised herself as a male to take her ailing father’s place in the Imperial Army after the Emperor of China (Jet Li) decrees one man from each family must join the fight. She sets out to bring honor to her family in new ways, rather than fulfilling her expected duty of marrying a man recommended to her by the matchmaker — but she’ll have to face off a litany of dangers, including the rumored powers of a witch, and protect her identity to avoid disgrace.
Veering sway from the direction of the animated film, this live-action version will have less musical numbers and more action sequences involving martial arts derbies from the Chines film genre that centers on martial arts heroes centers in China known as Wuxia.
The film also stars Rosalind Chao as Mulan’s mother; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; and Gong Li as Xianniang.
See the trailer below before Mulan hits theaters on March 27, 2020.