Mulan live-action remake: This Disney princess film will not feature any songs

Also, Mulan's love interest, Li-Shang will not feature in the film.

FP Staff March 20, 2017 15:17:04 IST
Mulan live-action remake: This Disney princess film will not feature any songs

When we heard the news that Niki Caro, the director of The Zookeeper's Wife and North County was going to be directing Disney's live-action remake of Mulan, we were excited. This meant that we would finally have a woman behind the director's lens lending a better perspective to Disney's most feminist heroine.

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But then, Caro announced in an interview that unlike the recent Beauty and The Beast, her take on the film wouldn't have songs from the 1988 Disney cartoon version. "From what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children" she said.

Fans were disappointed and took to Twitter to express themselves.

Now fans are raging for a whole new reason:  Li Shang — Mulan's love interest — won't be in the film.  Instead, he may be replaced by a new character who acts as the heroine's rival.

Caro also mentioned that she is excited because the film will be 'a big, girly martial arts epic. It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving.'

On the plus side, Disney is doing is bit to put a stop to white washing and has put out an open casting call for the lead characters in Mulan. The live-action remake is going to cost Disney 100 million dollars and Caro is the second helmer at Disney, after Ava Duvernay being a first with A Wrinkle in Time.

The film is slotted to be released on 2 November 2018.

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