Nika Caro will be the first female filmmaker to direct a film with a budget in excess of $200 million

Disney’s live-action Mulan has a bigger budget than Black Panther.

According to Flickering Myth, Disney’s live-action Mulan remake will have a budget of $290 million. Marvel’s Black Panther reportedly had a budget of $200 million. 

Nika Caro, who will direct the upcoming 1998 remake will be the first female filmmaker to direct a movie with a budget in excess of $200 million.

Pre-production has begun in New Zealand ahead of the initial August start date. The film’s sets are being constructed by the same team behind Thor: Ragnarok.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei will star as the film’s heroine, whilst Gong Li will play the movie’s villainJet Li is set to play the emperor of China who orders the mobilisation of troops through conscription, whilst Donnie Yen is set to play a new character, Commander Tung, who is “a mentor and teacher to Mulan”.

Last monthSoon-Tek Oh, the actor who voiced Mulan’s father in the 1998 cartoon movie, died at the age of 85.