ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Actor Donnie Yen Cast In Disney's Live Action MULAN

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Actor Donnie Yen Cast In Disney's Live Action MULAN

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Actor Donnie Yen Cast In Disney's Live Action MULAN

Chinese martial artist Donnie Yen - star of Rogue One and IP Man - has been cast in the role of Commander Tung in Disnye's live-action adaptation of the animated classic Mulan. Details after the jump!

Following his standout performance as Chirrut Îmwe in Lucasfilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Chinese actor and martial artist Donnie Yen has once again been called upon by the House of Mouse — this time for a role in the live-action adaptation of the1998 animated film Mulan.

As reported by Deadline, Yen will play Commander Tung, a mentor and teacher to Mulan. It's unclear if Disney is replacing Li Shang (voiced by Donny Osmand), the Chinese army captain who helped train Mulan along with a group of rag tag recruits in the animated film, with Commander Tung in the live action adaptation. In any case, Donnie Yen should excel in the role, as he boasts quite the resume. Aside form acting in Rogue One, Yen has also had a starring role in the Ip Man series.

Donnie Yen joins Chinese actress Liu Yifei who has been cast to play the title role.

Mulan is being directed by Niki Caro, who helmed Whale Rider, McFarland, USA and The Zookeeper's Wife. It's currently set for release on March 27, 2020.
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