Ladies, gentlemen, and nobility of other genders, may I present to you the literal perfect casting choice for Li Shang in Mulan: Yoshua “Yoshi” Sudarso.
Some fun facts about Yoshi:
- Was born in Indonesia, but is ethnically Chinese
- 26 years old (b. April 12, 1989)
- Worked as a stunt double on the Maze Runner
- Also worked as a model for several years
- Has martial arts training
- Currently starring as Koda on Power Rangers Dino Charge
- Is a massive nerd and fan of Disney (Big Hero 6 especially), Free!, Spider-Man, and Power Rangers
- Said in response to fancastings: “I’ll make a man, out of you! Waking up to all your fancastings and kind words really made my day. Of course it would be amazing to portray such a strong Male Asian lead, but I would be humbled to at least score an audition for Li Shang. So thank you for spreading the word and giving me such amazing exposure, maybe Disney will take notice, I love you all! And remember you must be swift as the coursing river!”
If none of that convinces you, then maybe this picture will:
In summary, Yoshi Sudarso for Li Shang 2k15.
Can you cast him as my boyfriend
Sign me up for the next war
[Mulan voice] would u like to stay for dinner
[Grandma Fa] WOULD YOU LIKE TO STAY FOREVER