Mulan rides into battle in Super Bowl TV spot

Disney's MULANMulan (Yifei Liu)Photo: Film Frame© 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Disney's MULANMulan (Yifei Liu)Photo: Film Frame© 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

The latest look at Disney’s live-action Mulan shows our hero riding into battle, determined to bring honor to her family.

If there was any doubt Mulan would bring honor to us all in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation, it was snuffed out with the new TV spot for the film, which aired during this year’s Super Bowl. Despite the teaser being a mere 30 seconds long, it was packed with action from beginning to end.

The promo opens with Mulan making an impressive jump, right before skipping to the scene where she picks up her sword. “It is my duty to fight for the kingdom,” she says in a voiceover — a statement that parallels the insistence that it’s her duty to bring honor to her family. (Though, honestly, she can do both.)

Watch the Super Bowl TV spot for Disney’s live-action Mulan here:

The teaser also shows off quite a few action shots from the film, including one where Mulan calls on her inner Legolas, doing flips on her horse while avoiding arrows. (Okay, if she were Legolas, she’d be flipping and shooting the arrows, but I digress.) Her impressive horse-riding skills come up at the end of the promo as well, and seriously, this film is going to have some thrilling action sequences.

The TV spot also shows footage of Mulan going up against Xian Lang, a powerful female villain who also happens to be a witch. While the clip doesn’t show too much of their fight, it gives viewers enough to want more. (Can you blame us? Who wouldn’t want to see these two badass ladies go toe to toe?)

Disney fans will have to wait until the film hits theaters on March 27 to see the outcome of these fights. But from the footage we’ve seen so far, it’s very possible Mulan will be Disney’s best live-action adaptation yet.

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