Of course, it would've been even better if Disney had hired an Asian female to direct the project, but the fact that Hong Kong–based Bill Kong is the executive producer of Mulan helped assure the casting was done correctly.
So when an anonymous writer, who goes by the name Angry Asian Man, published a piece that claimed the spec script for Mulan featured a white male lead, we were disappointed and hoped it wasn't true.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news in 2017 that Disney chose Caro to spearhead the film after considering several others, including Asian directors Ang Lee and Jiang Wen.
In today's tumultuous culture, we need to see more powerful films about women and minorities, but many people were understandably afraid that Disney would whitewash Mulan.
Her 2005 film, North Country, earned two Oscar nominations, and Jessica Chastain, the star of Caro's The Zookeeper's Wife, recently lauded the director for keeping the vibe on set gender inclusive.
Caro is the second woman in history to direct a film with a budget of more than $100 million. (The first was Ava DuVernay, for A Wrinkle in Time.
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