Disney’s live-action Mulan film has been mired in a lot of back and forth between the creative team and fans.
First there were the rumors that they were considering white actresses for the lead, then came word that it wouldn’t be a musical.
Both stories were met with negative fan reaction and caused producers to change their tune.
Now director Niki Caro is saying music will be featured in the film. In an interview with MovieFone, Caro expressed that the film is in its early stages and everything is still being sorted out.
“I haven’t even started on the movie yet. I haven’t seen a single casting yet, and these are conversations that are all ongoing,” said Caro. “The live-action is based on that inspirational Chinese ballad and on the animated Disney classic. We’re still exploring the role that music’s going to play in it, but for sure there will be music.”
Basically, stop asking because nothing has been decided about anything.
Of course this about-face could also be attributed to the billion dollar box office of Beauty and the Beast, which included all the original’s classic songs.
In the animated Mulan, the songs are central to telling her side of the story in a world where her voice is considered not important. A song like Reflection gets her emotions across in a way dialogue never will.
Mulan is scheduled for release November 2, 2018.