Let's get down to business.
In a recent interview with Moviefone, live-action Mulan director Niki Caro (the director behind the very excellent Whale Rider and the upcoming The Zookeeper's Wife) revealed a major change to the Disney remake. That is, that the new film will not feature any songs. Wait, what?
That's right, the live-action Mulan will NOT be a musical, unlike the original 1998 film which included beloved tracks like "Reflection" and "I'll Make a Man Out of You."
"Yes, from what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of children," Caro said. Though she didn't give any hints as to the casting, she did add that Mulan will be a "big, girly martial arts epic," that will be "extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving." If that's the case, I can sort of see how songs may not fight in there. Sort of.
The other big reveal was that Mulan heartthrob, Li Shang (voiced by BD Wong), will not be in the upcoming film. According to a casting sheet that's been circulating around social media, his character could be replaced by another named Chen Honghui (if this casting sheet is real):
Oye. Please don't mess this up any further, Disney.