Based on what we've heard about the live-action Mulan movie, it looks like the film is going to have some huge differences from the original animated classic. Some news, however, has dropped that the film is going to be keeping some key elements from 1998's Mulan.
According to The DisInsider, a source working on the film has confirmed that Mulan will indeed feature musical numbers. It's not confirmed if all the songs from the original will be featured, but it's a good guess that they're going to keep the more ‘iconic' ones—much like they did with the live-action Jungle Book.
It's also been said that Mulan's tiny dragon sidekick Mushu will be making an appearance. No details have been revealed as to his involvement, but I'm guessing it's just going to be some small cameo. I'd also be happy to see Eddie Murphy back onboard, to be honest.
A lot of stir has surrounded the movie after reports were going around of the changes including Mulan having powers, Shang getting cut, and a witch being the main villain. Hopefully fans will forgive the film with all these elements being brought back for the original.
Here's the official synopsis:
Mulan is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China's greatest warriors ever.
Mulan is directed by Niki Caro and stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, and Gong Li; the movie comes out March 27, 2020.