Casting is underway for the live-action remake of Mulan and, I have to say, I’m surprised they haven’t yet found their Mulan given the plethora of talent available.
Last April, I reported news of a petition that demanded Disney to cast an Asian actress as Mulan. Teamwork. Looks like it worked! It appears that the filmmakers do not want a white actress for this role and “a global casting search will soon be underway to find a Chinese actress for the role of Mulan,” per Variety. Oh.
Looks like they’re not going with any of the suggestions in my post, which included a serious poll titled “Who Would Be the Worst White Mulan?” Megan Fox was the least favored, with roughly 36% of the votes alongside Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie and Emma Stone.
Stone got the least votes, which means she is your top choice. There’s still no director attached to the film, which is set for release in November 2018—far, far in the future, so who knows what the world might look like by then? Though whitewashing seems to have been averted this time, there’s still a chance that non-white people will be banished under a certain person’s presidency (Jill Stein), in which case Mulan would ironically be forced to cast a white actress. The people have chosen Emma Stone.