Okay, forgive the emotional whiplash, but now it seems that Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan just might featuring singing. Or not. Let’s just say, it’s unclear at this point. What we do know is that director Niki Caro is walking back the comment she made that it has “no songs right now.” While that sounds fairly self-explanatory, Caro is now arguing it was misconstrued. Basically, at this point she has no idea whether the movie will incorporate Matthew Wilder and David Zippel’s catchy tunes from the 1998 animated version. ”We’ve never talked about songs, and no decision has been made,” she explained in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
For what it’s worth, the studio’s now incredibly successful Beauty And The Beast remake wasn’t going to be a musical but then Frozen came along and turned phenomenon. Given the fervor over the recent release and the aghast reaction to the notion that Mulan would be song-less, we can only assume the writers are figuring where to slot in a rendition of “Reflection.”