Live-Action Mulan will be free to all Disney+ subscribers in December
Ahead of its PVOD release tomorrow, it has been revealed through Disney+’s official website that Niki Caro’s live-action Mulan will be available to all the streamer’s subscribers on Friday, December 4 for no additional cost. This revelation is good news to fans who were initially not on board with the film’s premiere access fee of $30. However, it remains unknown if this would affect the film’s performance tomorrow or not, especially if most subscribers might just opt to patiently wait for three months to see the film.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Mulan features a celebrated international cast led by Liu Yifei (The Forbidden Kingdom, Once Upon a Time) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting search. Joining her are Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) as Böri Khan; Yoson An (The Meg) as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha, Raise the Red Lantern) as Xianniang and Jet Li (Shaolin Temple, Lethal Weapon 4) as the Emperor.
The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Originally scheduled for a theatrical release, Mulan will be available for streaming starting on September 4, exclusively to Disney+ subscribers with premiere access for a fee of $30. The long-delayed will still be having its theatrical release in selected Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and China.