It's true. Li Shang is out, and Chen Honghui is in for the new "Mulan" movie.

The Hollywood Reporter shared the scoop that Yoson An will play Mulan's love interest in the upcoming live-action Disney movie.

Yoson An is from New Zealand, but of Chinese descent. His new character, Chen Honghui, is described by THR as "a confident and ambitious recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit. He becomes Mulan's most important ally and eventual love interest."

The main love interest in the animated Disney movie was Chinese military commander Li Shang.

A couple of months ago, a casting breakdown came out for the new character, upsetting the many fans who wanted to see Li Shang remain in the story.

In other casting news, THR reports that Chum Ehelepola was cast in the role of Ramtish. He and Skatch (Utkarsh Ambudkar) reportedly play a duo in the film.

Liu Yifei, aka Crystal Liu, has the lead role of Mulan. Other cast members announced so far include Gong Li as the main villain, a powerful witch; Donnie Yeun as Commander Tung, Mulan's mentor and teacher; Jet Li as the emperor of China; and Xana Tang as Mulan's sister, in another new role.

"Mulan," directed by Niki Caro, is scheduled to start filming in August in China and New Zealand. The film is currently scheduled for release on March 27, 2020.

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