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.
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'?!
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:
Disney: there will be no songs in the live-action Mulan- Emma (@emmii_young) March 18, 2017
i was excited but now i'm BOYCOTTING mulan is my fav movie of all time and this ain't gonna do it justice w no songs 😤😤 https://t.co/qxyiWNxNAq- rae bondesen (@ssstargaze) March 19, 2017
Sorry?!!!!!!! There's going to be NO songs in the new mulan?!!!!!!!! What kind of sick joke is this- lindsey maria (@Iindsselliott) March 19, 2017
WTF U SAYING THERE ARE NO SONGS IN THE LIVE-ACTION MULAN pic.twitter.com/E7vMR5ydCQ- Paula Tse Wing (@paulatsewing) March 19, 2017
"no songs in the mulan live action remake"- PAU ☆ (@pau_vizcarra) March 19, 2017
then forget it
mulan without no songs? then what's the point- ' ㅅ ' (@1zerozero4) March 18, 2017
@ the mulan remake without songs pic.twitter.com/905YVbQE6j- mandy ✨ (@anglashamyqueen) March 18, 2017
Without any songs in Mulan how are we gonna get down to business to defeat the Huns??? pic.twitter.com/SLOSfFvueZ- Trainer Josh (@JoshHelaku) March 19, 2017
"Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Will Not Include Any Of The Songs"- sherlock #HouseStark (@_addictedtolou_) March 19, 2017
"The Mulan live action movie may not include the songs."- holy daddy (@feltonewt) March 19, 2017
Me : pic.twitter.com/BePD3EBMeo
when they ain't put none of the songs in the live-action Mulan pic.twitter.com/0lka57Dgda- gwyn. (@meIndamay) March 19, 2017
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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