Say it isn’t so! The director of the upcoming live action “Mulan” movie says there will be no songs from the original Disney animated film. Not only that, but he cut the role of Captain Li Shang, Mulan’s love interest, in his version of the film.
The following casting call shows a new character will be replacing Li Shang:
Director Niki Caro also revealed the following while speaking to MovieFone:
Moviefone: So I was talking to Sean Bailey and he was telling me about your approach to “Mulan.” It sounds great!
Niki Caro: What did he say?
He said that it’s going to be very muscular and a Ridley Scott approach. But I wanted to hear from you what your approach is going to be.
Well I’m not going to contradict Sean. His sensibility and mine for the material is right in sync. It’s a big, girly martial arts epic. It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving.
That sounds awesome.
But from what I understand, no songs?
Yes, from what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children.
I’ve heard that the deleted scene where the Huns sneak in via a Chinese dragon is going to be in this movie. Is that true?
I could not possibly comment upon that.
So there you have it: “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” is out, but all sorts of thrilling awesomeness is in.
Needless to say, Disney fans did not take this well:
So what do you think? Do you think this is a good idea or not? Will this effect with or not you will see the live action “Mulan”?
You still have time to think about it. “Mulan” still does not have an official release date but filming will start soon and it is set to release sometime in Winter of 2018.