Jay And Silent Bob Get A Reboot Is Moving Into Pre-Production

There’s no better way to celebrate a new year than getting a movie that’s been talked about for a long time off the ground. That’s exactly what famous director Kevin Smith did, meeting with Jason Mewes and Jordan Monsanto to work on the Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot. Take a look at the crew in the office putting the movie into what Kevin Smith calls “pre-pre-production.”

I love that Kevin Smith jokes in his post about how they are the only people working in Hollywood during the holiday. Driving in Los Angeles during rush hour over the holidays is a breeze compared to the months when more movies and TV programs are in production, so he’s not wrong.

More importantly, however, Kevin Smith’s tweet finally indicates the oft-discussed Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot is finally getting off of the ground. And its timeline seems to be right on track.

Jason Mewes previously talked about when Jay and Silent Bob Get A Reboot was planning to get off the ground. He mentioned a January pre-production date and that the plan was to start filming the movie in February. So, this post seemingly confirms Mewes’ timeline is accurate and the movie is coming together at a good clip.

Kevin Smith has also been clear that although the word “reboot” is literally in the title, Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot is not a reboot in the strict sense of the word. Instead, it’s actually going to be like a retread of the original Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, where the Jay and Silent Bob in question find out that Hollywood is making a reboot of that old movie that Hollywood had made about them.

It’s either brilliant or it won’t work. No matter what happens, I can’t wait, and from the looks of things, it seems as if the team behind the movie is also pumped to get going.

After all, 2018 was a big year for Kevin Smith, who nearly died after suffering a heart attack and has attained new fitness and diet goals in the months subsequent. Smith hasn’t forgotten the challenges he faced in the past year; in fact, he even had to rewrite the script for the upcoming movie to take out the Silent Bob fat jokes. However, now he seems to be determined to put his past behind him and focus on doing what he does best, which just so happens to be directing a reboot.

So, here’s the million dollar question: Are you excited for Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot?

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Mary Poppins Returns Has A Plot Hole Tying To The Original Movie

Disney made a change this past holiday season at the movies. Rather than releasing another methodical installment of Star Wars, the galaxy far, far away skipped Christmas this year. As such, the box office opened up for other releases, with the Mouse of Mouse still making a bid for supremacy with Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns. A direct sequel to the beloved 1964 original, the new release brought audiences back to Cherry Tree Lane, reuniting them with the Banks family and Mary herself.

Throughout every frame of Mary Poppins Returns, it’s clear how much Rob Marshall and his team loved the original. But it turns out that there’s a potential plot hole in the new movie, especially as it regards to Meryl Streep’s Topsy and Mary Poppins’ signature day off.

In the original Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews’ practically perfect nanny insists that she must have the second Tuesday of the month off– presumably to hang out up in her cloud and get away from it all. But in Mary Poppins Returns, Emily Blunt’s version of the character seems to have actually worked on the second Tuesday of the month. Ergo, plot hole.

The scene in question happens midway through Mary Poppins Returns, where Mary takes Michael’s children to visit her eccentric cousin Topsy, played by none other than Meryl Streep. During her song “Turning Turtle” Topsy reveals she can’t fix the Banks’ Royal Doulton bowl as requested, because it was the second Wednesday of the month. And during this time, Topsy’s world goes upside down.

But if you do the math, that means the day before Mary visits her cousin, she was actually working for the Banks family, and having her animated adventure and musical jaunt alongside Jack. And with that revelation (which comes to us from Digital Spy), it seems that Rob Marshall may have accidentally let a plot hole into Mary Poppins Returns.

This small detail will no doubt be making the rounds among Disney fans and cinephiles, who have already seen the critically acclaimed Mary Poppins Returns. Mary’s second big screen adventure has hit all the right nostalgic points for fans of the original, while still crafting a new story and set of musical numbers for the impressive cast.

What do you think of the potential plot hole for Mary Poppins Returns? Sound off in the comments below. The musical sequel is in theaters now, and you can check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.

Disney Hit A Box Office Record, But Which Movies Didn’t Make Money?

Disney has been the studio to beat at the box office and for the last three years, nobody has been able to do it. In 2018, Disney set a domestic box office record with a take of $3.092 billion, largely thanks to the fact that it had half of the top 10 movies of the year, including Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Incredibles 2, in the top three slots. Of course, it could have been an even bigger year, but not every Disney movie was a massive hit.

The biggest disappointment for Disney in 2018 was, without a doubt, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film barely broke the $200 million mark domestically and came up just short of $400 million around the world. While those numbers would be solid, even great, for most movies, they’re a franchise low for the Star Wars brand. While the movie was the tenth highest grossing movie of the year domestically, when you’re talking about Star Wars, that’s low.

On top of the lower than usual box office take, you have the fact that Solo was an incredibly expensive movie to make. The hiring of a new director in the middle of production, and the fact that the transition led to a longer than planned shooting schedule, certainly increased Solo‘s cost, to the point that not only did the movie not make normal Star Wars money, it probably wasn’t profitable at all for Disney.

However, that’s not the only movie that didn’t work out for Disney. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms was Disney’s most unusual movie of the year, in that the film barely seemed to even make much of an impact. It’s quite rare that a Disney movie would arrive in theaters without audiences even really noticing. It seems clear that the studio knew that Nutcracker was unlikely to be very successful, and so the decision was made to save money on marketing. The movie only grossed $54 million domestically and didn’t break $170 million across the world.

Apparently, simply opening a movie with Nutcracker in the title around the holidays doesn’t guarantee ticket sales. The movie was clearly having some difficulties early on as the film has two credited directors. After the original director, Lasse Hallstrom, was unavailable to direct unscheduled reshoots, Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston was brought in.

The other big letdown of 2018 was A Wrinkle in Time. The adaptation of the popular novel was highly anticipated. It was the first time a female African-American director helmed a movie with a budget over $100 million. While the film cast numerous fresh faces, it also included major stars like Oprah Winfrey in key roles. In the end, however, the audience just didn’t show up. The film made $100 million in North America and while it could have been saved by overseas numbers, they just didn’t happen. It only saw $32 million total from all other countries.

While production budgets are never public, and industry accounting is always a black box, it seems those are probably the three Disney films from 2018 that actually lost money for the studio. Other films, like Christopher Robin, were not smash hits, but between respectable box office numbers, and modest budgets, were likely still financial successes.

One piece of trivia which can give a bit of perspective on all this. Nutcracker, A Wrinkle in Time and Christopher Robin all made less money domestically in 2018 than Star Wars: The Last Jedi did. Even if we only look at the money the film made starting from January 1, it still out performed those three movies in their entire runs.

One movie that the jury is still out on is Mary Poppins Returns. The movie just barely broke the $100 million mark before the new year started, and while the film’s run is far from over, it’s been competing with Aquaman and Bumblebee in theaters and has been losing to the former. While the movie will likely be profitable when it’s all said and done, the movie has a reported budget of $130 million, and has made an additional $100 million overseas, one certainly has to wonder if expectations were higher considering the name recognition of the title.

By comparison, in 2017 Disney made about $600 million less in domestic box office totals, but its lowest grossing film of the year was Cars 3, which earned $152 million domestically and $383 million globally, so nothing that came out lost the studio money. 2018 may have brought Disney more income, but it might not have been as profitable.

One thing Disney’s box office total shows is the increasing way that all studios have begun to put all their eggs in fewer baskets. Disney’s record total saw almost two-thirds of it come from those top three films. After Incredibles 2‘s $600 million take, the number four movie for Disney was Ant-Man and the Wasp which only brought in $216 million. That’s a huge gap, to say the least. If any of those top three films had faltered, even a little, Disney wouldn’t be having quite the same celebration that the studio is currently having.

The growing focus on blockbuster and franchise filmmaking is great when it works, bigger success means you can make fewer films and risk less, but if and when a shift occurs and those films begin to falter, it’s going to hurt that much more because there won’t be other films to cushion the fall.

Alternatively, One could only imagine what kind of totals Disney could put up if Solo: A Star Wars Story had been as successful as Rogue One or if A Wrinkle in Time had been the breakout hit many were expecting. We could be talking an additional $300 million or more on top of what all the other movies did.

It will be interesting to see what 2019 brings for the House of Mouse, with two big finale movies set, with Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars Episode IX, this record-setting year might not be a record for very long.

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Ron Perlman Is Hilariously Trolling The Hellboy Reboot

It’s no secret that the comic book genre is massively popular. Superhero movies have become the most profitable projects in the business, and plenty of studios are trying to get involved and cash in. As such, just about every comic book hero is on the table, even if they’ve already had a franchise or two. While not a product of DC or Marvel, Hellboy is one comic book hero who will once again return to the silver screen in 2019.

While Guillermo del Toro tried to get a Hellboy threequel produced, he was unfortunately rebuffed. Now the property is being rebooted, with Stranger Things‘ David Harbour taking on the title role from actor Ron Perlman. Perlman has been vocal about his disappointment in this choice, and recently took to social media to throw shade at the upcoming project. Check it out.

Hellboy has spilled the tea, ladies and gentlemen. And since he’s a demon, it’s scorching hot.

Ron Perlman’s funny quip comes to us from his personal Instagram page. Perlman used the social media account to throw a meme up, taking aim at the upcoming Hellboy reboot. While using a screenshot of Steve Carrell in Anchorman, the actor draws attention to the fact that Hellboy was recast. He’s just not Ron.

Anticipation for the new Hellboy movie has been slowly building, in no small part due to the decision to start fresh with a reboot. While Guillermo del Toro’s two movies aren’t quite as beloved as installments from the MCU, they made their mark in the early 2000’s by using del Toro’s vision. And when news hit that the director was trying get another sequel produced, hardcore comic fans were psyched.

Alas, Guillermo del Toro wasn’t offered the chance to return. And with his director gone, actor Ron Perlman reportedly refused to reprise his role as the big red guy. As such, a reboot was planned, and new talent was found in the form of Stranger Things breakout star David Harbour.

It should be fascinating to see how the new Hellboy differs from Guillermo del Toro’s first two films. The movie is reportedly going for an R-rating, which should allow director Neil Marshall (Westworld, Game of Thrones) to put his own mark on the property, and amp up the violence and adult themes a bit. The movie has been teased to be super violent, and the trailer definitely teased a decidedly more adult adventure.

Our questions will be revealed when Hellboy hits theaters on April 12th, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your trips to the movies this year.

Hugh Jackman Reveals Greatest Showman Happened Because He Hosted The Oscars

While the search is still on for the 2019 Oscars host, Hugh Jackman revealed in a recent interview that he enjoyed the gig and would consider doing it again. After all, hosting the Oscars is what directly led the actor to get involved with the project that would eventually become The Greatest Showman. Per Jackman:

We’ve known since The Greatest Showman started doing press over a year ago that the popular movie musical was a long time in the making. People involved with the production have talked over and over again about the process of putting the movie together, with director Michael Gracey even telling CinemaBlend that the process took way longer once a script was produced and it was determined it would be better off as a musical.

Speaking to Deadline’s The Actor’s Side, Hugh Jackman also revealed he would be interested in hosting the Oscars again, although he has been busy when asked to repeat the experience previously. That’s an interesting wrinkle, considering it hasn’t been super popular for anyone in Hollywood to admit they actually enjoyed or would consider hosting the Oscars in recent weeks.

After Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars thanks to some old Tweets resurfacing, the likes of Oprah, Steve Harvey and even Sandra Bullock have talked about how thankless the gig is.

Regardless, Hugh Jackman seems to be a tryer and beyond that, he’s generally amiable about most projects he’s asked about. So, it’s not a huge shock that he’d be positive about his 2009 experience.

In the meantime, however, he’s pretty busy. Hugh Jackman actually announced a one-man show that’s going to incorporate music from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables and more. Not bad for a project that started out as a dream stemming from an Oscars gig.

The Academy Awards this year will air on February 24, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET. For the latest movies, take a look at our movie premiere schedule.

Did Captain Marvel’s Official Runtime Just Get Revealed?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been on a hot streak with Phase Three, as every single installment in the massive franchise has been a success. And while all eyes are on what The Russo Brothers will do to complete the narrative with Avengers: Endgame, there’s another origin story arriving before that comes: Captain Marvel. Starring Oscar winner Brie Larson as the title character, the upcoming blockbuster will be a period piece that is set both in space and here on Earth.

As usual, Marvel has been keeping security very tight surrounding Captain Marvel, and keeping the movie’s secrets ahead of its release. But information has been slowly and methodically revealed, and now it appears we may know the blockbuster’s runtime. Because according to online ticket sellers, Captain Marvel is clocking in at 2 hours and 10 minutes.

This information comes to us from the AMC website, which list’s the film’s reported runtime alongside the rest of Captain Marvel‘s information. It’s unclear if this is an error or an accidental leak, but it seems that we know how long audiences will spend with Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers when she finally arrives in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And it’s a respectable chunk of time.

130 minutes has become a fairly standard time for a Marvel origin movie. If you look at other origin stories in Phase Three, both Black Panther and Spider-Man: Homecoming came in at around the same time. T’Challa’s Wakandan adventure clocked in at 134 minutes, while Peter Parker’s Queens-based movie was 133 minutes. In fact, the only origin movie that has had a shorter runtime in recent memory is Ant-Man, with Peyton Reed keeping his franchise running a bit snappier in pace.

Giving Carol Danvers over 2 hours for her debut makes a great deal of sense, since there’s plenty of material to cover throughout the course of Captain Marvel. There’s some high concepts at work in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s upcoming movie, so there needs to be enough time to flesh them all out. The trailers indicate that the story may jump around in time, as Brie Larson’s character attempts to navigate her fractured memories. Add in her adventures in space and the inclusion of MCU favorites like Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, and there’s a ton of Marvel goodness in store for moviegoers.

Of course, there are still a number of months before Captain Marvel flies into theaters in April. As such, it’s possible that the possible runtime of the movie isn’t correct, and Disney might release updated information. But given the studio’s track record with the last few movies, smart money says Captain Marvel will end up at around the same runtime. Only time will tell.

Captain Marvel will arrive in theaters on March 8th, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

There’s One Aquaman Scene People Overseas Are Going Crazy For

The following contains minor spoilers for Aquaman.

Aquaman is a hit movie overseas and at home. The film has already grossed over $800 million around the world, which shows that the film is the sort of product that can cross cultural boundaries and appeal to different people all over the world. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it’s exactly the same things about Aquaman that are appealing to everybody. Director James Wan recently learned that what China loves the most isn’t one of the great action set pieces, it’s when Amber Heard eats a flower. According to Wan…

The scene in question takes place about midway through the movie. Arthur Curry and Mera are traveling together on the surface and Mera has become the fish out of water. She sees some people eating food around her when Arthur offers her a bouquet of flowers as a gift. She makes the connection they must be food and eats one. He doesn’t want to make her feel embarrassed, so he follows suit and does the same.

It’s not entirely clear why China apparently loves this scene. Wan tells THR that Warner Bros. informed him it was the most popular across the nation. It’s a funny scene to be sure, it’s also quite sweet in the way Arthur Curry goes the extra mile to make Mera feel at home, but it’s still somewhat surprising that it’s apparently the most popular moment in a movie that includes some impressive visual effects and numerous action sequences. Apparently, there was no need to spend so much money on digital effects to impress China. Just have an actress eat flowers.

Whatever the reason, it has resulted in Aquaman grossing over $260 million in China, making it the third highest grossing Hollywood movie in the country in 2018. It’s just barely behind Venom, close enough it will likely overtake the film in the new year, and a little less than $100 million behind Avengers: Infinity War.

Certainly, this doesn’t mean that China doesn’t enjoy the impressive visual effects and the exciting action, but it does show that different aspects of any given movie are going to appeal to cultures differently. Even if we were exclusively looking at the funny moments of Aquaman, I’m not sure most in the west would rank Mera’s flower eating as the best.

Whether you love the action or the humor, it’s clear that pretty much everybody loves Aquaman to one degree or another. Of the three potential blockbusters that all came out around Christmas, it has kept it’s lead over both Mary Poppins Returns and Bumblebee, though neither of those films has had any particular problem making money, especially overseas.

One Particular Part Of Vice Adam McKay Wishes He Didn’t Have To Leave Out Of The Movie

Adam McKay’s Vice is a film that is massive in its scope. While there are many biopics that choose to cover their subjects by highlighting one particularly notable event that sums up the person’s life, the Dick Cheney movie covers decades that the politician spent in Washington. Taking this approach was always going to mean leaving certain details on the cutting room floor, but for McKay, one part of the story he wish he could have kept in was Cheney’s impact when it came to protecting (or more accurately, not protecting) the environment:

The one that drove me crazy was that he kind of single-handedly killed action on global warming. He had a guy in the room with [George] W. Bush who told them that, Christine Todd Whitman, that we’re going to do the cap and trade. Cheney called the oil guys in the Senate, like [James] Inhofe and all those guys – they put the kibosh on it. When we were making the movie we hadn’t heard the UN report that global warming was 50 times worse than we thought, and I cut that out of the script, and I was like, ‘Awww.’ But at least we had the solar panels in there.

Every film has to kill certain darlings as they make their way through development, and Vice was no exception. The movie does a great job serving as both an expose and a highlight reel — shining lights in dark places, and also hitting on all the huge events everybody remembers — and squeezing all of that material in required some cuts. For Adam McKay, who I had the chance to sit down with last month prior to the release of the biopic, it was apparently the global warming material in particular that he wishes he didn’t have to remove, especially because of world events and revelations that we’ve seen/heard about in the months since production.

Of course, it should be noted that the movie definitely does touch on Dick Cheney’s record with the environment — it apparently just doesn’t go as far with it as it could. As Adam McKay notes, there is still a sequence where the solar panels at the White House, installed by the Jimmy Carter administration, are removed when Ronald Reagan takes office, but that’s not all. The film also goes into detail on how the conversation around the issue was completely changed specifically by Cheney and his people by using certain kinds of spin, like getting the public and media to call it “Climate Change” instead of “Global Warming.”

This is obviously a significant part of the story in terms of the lasting impact of Dick Cheney’s political career, but it’s also apparently one of many things that couldn’t be fully addressed in Vice because of the inherent storytelling limitations present in narrative filmmaking. Adam McKay cited global warming as something he wished he didn’t have to cut when I specifically asked him for an example, but he began his answer by saying there’s a good 45 minutes of extra content that existed in early cuts of the movie that had to be whittled out over the course of post-production.

At the same time, however, the filmmaker discovered that there was a certain art to telling the life story of Dick Cheney, specifically because the man has done so much to try and stop his story from being told in this fashion. Vice was certainly created to shine a light on one of the most significant political figures of the last fifty years, but it also had to mold itself to fit its unusual subject. McKay explained,

The early cut of the film could have almost been three hours long. It’s a giant American epic, and, at the same time, the reason I liked the movie was because he’s a mystery. He’s a guy that we don’t know. He’s a guy who doesn’t want the spotlight. So I had to kind of avoid certain scintillating aspects of him upfront, and because of that I had to cut stuff. That was tricky about it.

Fortunately, anything that didn’t get the chance to be fully covered in Vice is still out there in the world, and any interested individual can now start doing their own personal dig into the man-shaped mystery known as Dick Cheney. What’s brought to life through Christian Bale’s performance was never going to be the entire story, but for those fascinated by the subject matter it can definitely be a starting place.

One person who was certainly left fascinated by the Vice experience is Adam McKay himself, who admitted during my interview that he has a certain respect for what the man did — even while recognizing the horrific consequences of a lot of it. Dick Cheney, unlike anyone else in history, is a person who figured out how to play the United States government like a musical instrument, and the intelligence required to pull off something like that is unquestionably rare and impressive. Said McKay,

This guy ran game through Washington DC like you can’t believe. I’m trying to think of any comparison to it. The Grifters, The Sting… he was a master. You have to admire it. He knew every move. There was so much stuff we couldn’t put in the movie that was just like, ‘Whoa.’ He’s a grandmaster; he’s a chess master.

Click play on the video below to watch Adam McKay discuss killing darlings for Vice, including the global warming material that didn’t make the finished cut:

Based on an original screenplay by Adam McKay and starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Jesse Plemons, Tyler Perry, and more, Vice is now playing in theaters everywhere in wide release. We’re sure to continue hearing a lot more about it as we get deeper into awards season, so stay tuned for all of that, and to take a look ahead at what else is going to be hitting the big screen in the coming months be sure to check out our 2019 movie release schedule.

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Into The Spider-Verse 2 Could Include Japanese Spider-Man, On One Condition

As Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse showed audiences, there’s a multiverse filled with all kinds of Spider-heroes. The sky’s the limit on who could team up with Miles Morales in the announced sequel, and one of the candidates under consideration is the Japanese Spider-Man from 1970s television. However, Phil Lord, Into the Spider-Verse‘s producer and co-writer, says that the movie currently playing in theaters will need to cross a specific box office milestone in order for Japanese Spider-Man to appear in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2.

You hear that, folks? If you want one of the weirdest versions of Spider-Man ever created to participate in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2, you’ll need to help get its predecessor’s box office numbers up stateside. In addition to one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2018, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has also done well for itself financially, making over $200 million worldwide. However, looking just at the domestic numbers, Into the Spider-Verse is currently sitting at $103.6 million. So it’s a little over the halfway point for the goal Phil Lord set on Twitter for fans, but since January is a lighter movie month, maybe more people will check it out after having heard all that positive buzz.

In case you’re not familiar with Japanese Spider-Man, this version of the Web-Slinger, real name Takuya Yamashiro, led his own 41-episode TV show (plus a movie) in Japan, which was produced by Toei through a licensing deal with Marvel, from 1978 to 1979. Rather than having a similar origin to Peter Parker, Takuya instead stumbled across a crashed UFO containing Garia, the last warrior from Planet Spider. Before dying, Garia injected Takuya with some of his blood, giving him arachnid-like powers.

Takuya Yamashiro also obtained a bracelet that contained his Spider-Man costume, his web-shooters and the ability to control Garia’s ship, the Marveller, which could transform into a giant humanoid robot named Leopardon. With these new abilities and gadgets, Takuya fought the forces of Professor Monster and other beings threatening Earth as Spider-Man, a.k.a. The Emissary from Hell (I doubt he’d have that moniker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 given its PG rating). Takuya also appeared in the 2014 Spider-Verse comic book event.

Whether or not Japanese Spider-Man shows up in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2, the prospect of seeing this kooky Spidey joining forces with Miles Morales sound incredibly cool, especially if he see him piloting Leopardon. For now, though, the only other character confirmed for the sequel is Spider-Gwen, who will become romantically involved with Miles.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 doesn’t have an assigned release date yet, so keep checking with CinemaBlend for that information and other updates. In the meantime, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still playing in theaters, and be sure to look through our 2019 release schedule to find out what movies there are to look forward to over the coming year.

Ming-Na Wen Calls Out Netflix For Not Crediting Her For Mulan

The holidays is ample time to finally watch some of the movies available on Netflix you may have missed out on watching over the years, such as one little animated indie film from Disney called Mulan. Well, it was recently pointed out that the streaming service hadn’t credited Ming-Na Wen as the voice of the eponymous heroine, and the actress fired back, as you can see below.

When Twitter user @kroqkom got finished watching one of Disney’s beloved classics, he couldn’t help but notice that Hua Mulan actress Ming-Na Wen wasn’t credited by Netflix. It only named Miguel Ferrer (Shan-Yu), Harvey Fierstein (Yao) and June Foray (Grandmother Fa) as the main cast. He tweeted out a picture of it, demanding Netflix honor the leading actress of the film. Ming-Na Wen heard his battle cry and joined in the charge.

As the actress points out in her post, Shang-Yu voice actor BD Wong is also not credited for his main role in the 1998 film. It also doesn’t help that all of the actors named aren’t of an Asian descent, making it look like the goof is purposefully ignoring Mulan‘s use of Asian-American actors.

A day after Ming-Na Wen called on Mulan fans to complain to Netflix for their mistake, the streaming service responded with this:

Sure enough, if you click on Mulan on Netflix today, it credits the film’s main cast Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong and Eddie Murphy, who famously played Mushu the dragon. There is also a note that says “Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy and George Takei lend their voices to this winner of 10 Annie Awards.” This shows the streaming giant is making an effort to highlight another Asian actor in the film, Star Trek‘s Takei, even though he plays a very small role as First Ancestor.

It was obviously a good move for Netflix to listen to Mulan herself, but it begs the question why her name wasn’t present in the first place. It could have very well been due to the streaming site’s algorithm or a clear indication of oversight of Asian-American actors as Ming-Na Wen characterized it. Additionally, if you look at the film’s IMDB page, Ming-Na Wen is listed 12 down on the cast list too.

Mulan is an important mainstream film to the Asian community, as there are only so many centering on Chinese culture that have reached its popularity and with a Chinese lead actress. Let’s not strip it of its talented lead cast made up of minorities!

Ming-Na Wen recently had the opportunity to voice the role of Mulan in Ralph Breaks the Internet, along with most of the Disney Princesses for a sequence that includes them in one room. The actress is now best known for playing Melinda May on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, which will have her character returning for Season 6 this summer and a recently announced 7th season as well.

Mulan is also getting the live-action treatment, with Chinese star Liu Yifei (aka Crystal Liu) starring as the titular hero. The remake is being released March 27, 2020. You can learn more about the new Mulan movie with our guide detailing everything we know about the upcoming release.