So this started when Sunny commented ‘Please cast Shawn Dou for Shang’ in our previous post on Mulan, the idea stuck and here we are creating what’s turning out to be a petition because the more we think about it, the more we believe that Shawn Dou is the perfect choice. The 28-year-old actor who’s one year younger than Crystal Liu Yifei aka Mulan is not nearly as famous as her but his star has been rising fast with consecutive hits like Princess Agents and Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy in the latter half of this year.
He’s played a warrior many times before and seriously, there’s a striking resemblance between him and Li Shang.
He’s quite comfortable in the great outdoors as he recently trekked the Aiguille du Midi within the French Alps. The epic snow mountain fight scene between Mulan, Li Shang and the Huns would be a piece of cake for him.
He’s got the body! Mind you, the picture was uploaded by Shawn Dou on social media two years ago, and his most recent weibo update shows him hitting the gym yet again, having gained considerably more mass since then.
He’s no stranger to action sequences and looks genuinely badass with a sword.
If Liu YIfei was perfect for all the right reasons plus the fact that she already speaks English, Shawn Dou migrated to Canada when he was just ten years old and holds Canadian citizenship so he’ll be fine in the language department as well. Besides, they would look adorable together.
As for Mushu, the little lizard Dragon who’s come to Mulan’s rescue, can we beg Disney to keep him in the movie?
Same. When I started thinking about it, Shawn Dou is just perfect for the part.
I know he can speak englishm but I got 0 results when I tried to search for a clip of him speaking the language :/
wonder if it even exists
This video on YouTube with the title in Vietnamese and it said "Shawn Dou speaks English, French & Korean". I watched a little & will finish it later. He speaks some English here.
Yes, he would be perfect. Is there any way to get Disney's attention?
Shawn Dou has been my main choice for the Mulan male lead character since Princess Agents aired. If Disney have viewed his Tribes and Empires scenes, they should be very impressed with him. I am only at episode 12 of T&E, but I am hoping that his Han Jiang leaps off the screen.
OMG I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought of him when Crystal Liu was announced to be Mulan. He would be so perfect.
He will ace the English. He and the cast and director Zhang Yimou of Under the Hawthorn Tree were at the Hawaii International Film Festival, and Shawn Dou interviewed in English. The photographers and interviewers must have been charmed by him.
Can we start a petition for him to be chosen as Li Shang?
We need someone to start a petition! I'm sure it would spread 🙂
Whoever is good of writing can start it. We all can e-mail Disney or post it on FaceBook & ask people to share it.
:-DDDDDD You know I already 100% agree with this post before I even read the contents! So happy to see you and so many others agree!
Shawn's people better be working overtime to get him an audition with Disney!
I hope they keep Mushu in too. He is my favourite Disney sidekick and I love his relationship with Mulan, Cri-kee the cricket and Mulan's "cow"
I am super agree with that I hope I can help you to make it come true and I wish it will happened
I am 100% agree with you and I hope my wish wish will come true and that will be my most favorite movie
Dou Xiao is absolute the most outstanding choice for this character. I've commented on every post on Youtube about this, and also that we should start a petition.
What a magnificent performance he put up in episode 54 of TAE. He's got all the skills and all the attributes. Couldn't get a more magical actor for the role. He's got the whole package.
100% agreed! However since its near impossible to get Disney's attention,how about the netizens in China? If you have contacts in Weibo, they can start a mass appeal and/or get Shawn Dou's manager to put in a proposal?
I agreed!! pls see it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXYcG747Ulg