There were a lot of reports going around that the live-action Mulan reboot wouldn’t feature any music, but that’s now being clarified.
“I don’t know where that’s come from” director Niki Caro told the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve never talked about songs, and no decision has been made.”
Rumors started when Niki said in a recent interview that, “From what I understand, no songs right now.”
What she meant was that they haven’t decided yet, but some people assumed she meant that there will definitely not be music.
“It is exciting that people are this passionate,” Niki said.
DO YOU THINK the movie should be a musical?
Lea Salonga sang all of Mulan‘s songs in the 1998 film, and now she’s responding to the reports that the upcoming live action film won’t feature any singing at all!
The reveal was made over the weekend from the director.
“From what I understand, no songs right now,” director Niki Caro revealed recently.
Lea took to Twitter to address the issue after some fan backlash.
“Hang on. This may just be a great decision. If the live action Cinderella is any indication, we’re in for a really cool ride,” Lea wrote on Twitter.
Click inside to read more of her tweets… More Here! »
Speaking of Disney Princesses, a brand new interview suggests that the live action remake of Mulan might not be a musical after all.
Sean Bailey, who is Disney’s president of Motion Picture Production, spoke with Vulture about the upcoming movie, which will be directed by Nikki Caro.
“Mulan is clearly an empowered-female story but we can also do something new in this reimagining, make it a little more muscular, stronger, with touch of Ridley Scott,” he shared.
The article then states this: “(Sources close to production say that, unlike Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast, Mulan is not expected to prominently feature songs, though that could change.)”
So, a Mulan without “Reflection”, “A Girl Worth Fighting For” or “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”? If anything, we need the instrumental versions, please.
While we wait to hear more, keep voting on who you’d want to play Mulan on JJJ!
When the Mulan live action movie was announced, JJJ was so excited and we knew exactly who we wanted to portray the title character — but earlier this week, the movie was causing quite a controversy!
In a report, the film was said to feature a white male love interest for the Chinese solider who saved China from the Huns.
However, Vulture reports that that spec script that was obtained is bogus — whew!
Since then, the entire movie has been re-scripted by writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and the film does feature an all-Asian cast.
“The spec script was a jumping-off point for a new take on the story that draws from both the literary ballad of Mulan and Disney’s 1998 animated film,” the source shared. “Mulan is and will always be the lead character in the story, and all primary roles, including the love interest, are Chinese.”
However, we’re pretty sure that Mulan doesn’t even need to have a love interest at all. We mean, SHE’S MULAN!
Check out some of the tweets from fans before the new news broke inside… More Here! »
News broke today that Mulan would be made into a live-action film, and the Internet immediately began coming up with possible dream casting scenarios for the leading lady.
Mulan is about a girl who disguises herself as a man so she can take her father’s place in the army and go to war. With the help of her trusty dragon sidekick Mushu, she becomes a skilled warrior and, eventually, one of the country’s greatest heroines.
We here at JustJaredJr.com have come up with a list of some actresses who we would love to see take on the awesome princess.
Click through the slideshow below to check out our choices!
A live action of the Disney classic Mulan will be coming to theaters!
THR has confirmed the news after a script from writers Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek was bought by the company.
Mulan follows a young woman who disguises herself as a man so she can take her father’s place in the army and go to war. With the help of her trusty dragon sidekick Mushu, she becomes a skilled warrior and, eventually, one of the country’s greatest heroines.
There has also been a live action Cinderella, starring Lily James, and a live action Beauty and the Beast is in the works starring Emma Watson.
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