WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - It's been 20 years since Li Shang made a man out of Mulan, and fans of the movie know that's not a typo. The 1998 Disney classic is a true heroine story. The title character, Mulan, disgraced her family after a poor meeting with a matchmaker and joins the fight against the Hun army in a fight to save China.
Her father was actually drafted to represent her family, but Mulan didn't want her elderly father dying in battle. So, she posed as a man and took his place. Hiding her true identity, Mulan would go on to save China and defeat the Hun army.
Ming-Na Wen is the voice of Mulan and has experience playing strong female roles. She currently plays Marvel character Melinda May on ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and Phyla-Vell in "Guardians of the Galaxy." She's also played Chun-Li in the film "Street Fighter," Jing-Mei Chen on "ER," and Camile Wray on "SGU Stargate Universe."
Mulan remains one of her most popular roles. The film is getting a live-action reboot that's slated to come out in 2020. Wen isn't reprising the title character but is rumored to play a role.