Disney's Mulan remake won't feature any of the songs

Louise McCreesh
Photo credit: Disney

From Digital Spy

As it stands right now, it's looking like the forthcoming live-action remake of Mulan won't actually feature any of the film's original songs.

We'll just give you a moment to let that sink in. And then another moment to join us in our righteous anger as we start ranting about dishonour on the film and dishonour on the studio.

The news first broke in an interview with the film's director Niki Caro, who told MovieFone: "From what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children."

And the world, Caro. You forgot the world.

Photo credit: Disney

Of course, Caro also admitted in another recent interview that she hasn't actually started on the film yet, where she promised the film would be a "muscular piece of girly martial arts extravaganza in China", so there's still time for things to change.

And if anything can change Disney's mind, maybe it's the fact that audiences across the world are currently waltzing out of cinema screens humming Beauty and the Beast's 'Be Our Guest' and 'Gaston' under their breaths.

We mean, how can there be a Disney Mulan film in the world that doesn't feature 'I'll Make a Man Out Of You'?!

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Naturally, a lot of people took this news the way we did (read: terribly) and took to social media to share their devastation.

Featuring lots of angry Mushu GIFs, because he gets our feelings quite nicely:

Caro was announced as director of the project last month, and her attachment to the project, alongside its female protagonist means the film is sure to do well on IMDb's feminist 'F-rating'.

But - as most fans will agree - it's a crazy idea to leave Mulan's epic soundtrack unused.

At least the movie has already committed to casting Chinese actors in the lead roles, so there'll be no Hollywood whitewashing here.

Mulan will be released on November 2, 2018.

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