After playing Chirrut Îmwe for Disney in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, international action star Donnie Yen has been tapped by the House of Mouse again for a role in another high-profile project, the upcoming live-action remake of the Disney animated classic, Mulan.
Yen has boarded the picture to play Commander Tung, described as “a mentor and teacher to Mulan” by Deadline. No character from the original animated film shares the name and it’s not apparent if the role is analogous to one of those found in the 1998 film.
It was previously announced that Chinese actress Liu Yifei would be playing the title role, with The Zookeeper’s Wife and Whale Rider director Niki Caro behind the camera. Caro is the just the second female director hired by Disney to shepherd a film with film with a budget higher than $100 million, following A Wrinkle In Time‘s Ava DuVernay. Veteran Chinese producer Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Monster Hunt) will produce. The script was written by Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin.
Mulan will hit theaters March 27, 2020. We’ll have the latest on casting updates right here.