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Why Mushu Isn’t Part Of Live-Action ‘Mulan’, Jeff Goldblum Reveals Relevance Of His Character In ‘Jurassic World 3’ & Sebastian Stan, Vanessa Kirby Starring In ‘The Brutalist’

Movie news roundup: Niki Caro reveals why she decided to do away with Mushu in ‘Mulan’, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ actor Jeff Goldblum says his character in even more relevant now, and Sebastian Stan, Vanessa Kirby, and Joel Edgerton part of the cast of ‘The Brutalist’.
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’s live-action doesn’t have Mushu the dragon and its director shares her reason…

Mulan
Mulan

Even though the plot is basically the same, the live-action version of the classic tale pales in comparison to the original animated film (see my review here) and part of that is due to the lack of humor that made the earlier version a beloved movie.

Eddie Murphy’s voice work on the tiny dragon was hailed as one of the best parts of the first film, something that director opted not include in the new version.

Mulan and Mushu in the animated film
Mulan and Mushu in the animated film
MULAN director, Niki Caro
MULAN director, Niki Caro

According to CinemaBlend, Caro believes that replacing Mushu was a necessary move, explaining that while he was an indispensable character in the animated film, the live-action retelling required a narrative shift.

She stated that adapting the animated movie into a live-action version meant committing to the “realism of Mulan’s journey”, implying that the addition of the wisecracking Mushu wouldn’t have been the best move.

Actor says his character’s philosophy against playing God is more relevant now more than ever in Jurassic World: Dominion

Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum

Goldblum plays Dr. Ian Malcolm in the franchise and the character has never been in support of bringing the prehistoric creatures back in a world dominated by men.

In a recent interview with PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing, the actor shared his belief that Malcolm’s commitment to scientific principles and awareness of mortality can be applied to our present global situation.

Goldblum as Malcolm
Goldblum as Malcolm

His words:

“As it happens, there are things that my character talks about, has always talked about. The fragility of our species and the global cooperation that’s needed, and the foundation in science that’s needed, and the ethical use of science that’s needed to unite us in trust and connectiveness as a family. And to reach our potential and do right by ourselves and this glorious planet.”

An architect travels to the United States and spends the next few decades perfecting his masterpiece in The Brutalist

Brady Corbet
Brady Corbet

Though he may not be as famous as his colleagues in the industry, filmmaker and actor Brady Corbet is looking to change that narrative.

His next production is The Brutalist, a film he wrote, with an impressive cast to boot.

The movie focuses on an architect who migrates to the U.S. in 1947 and spends the next 30 years working on his masterpiece.

Its cast includes , Marion Cotillard, , Vanessa Kirby, Mark Rylance and Isaach De Bankole.

Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton
Marion Cottillard
Marion Cottillard
Sebastian Stan
Sebastian Stan

The official synopsis reads:

“When visionary architect László Toth (Edgerton) and his wife Erzsébet (Cotillard) flee post-war Europe to rebuild their legacy and witness the birth of modern America, their lives are changed forever by a mysterious and wealthy client (Rylance).”

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