Disney is all about their live-action remakes at the moment, especially when they’re almost always guaranteed to be a box office smash.
The Emma Watson-led "Beauty and the Beast" hit cinemas overseas on the weekend and broke five box office records.
Some earlier remakes like "Cinderella" and "The Jungle Book" also did insanely well both critically and commercially.
The proposed "Mulan" remake on the other hand, might be facing an uphill battle — if Twitter has anything to say about it.
Thousands of users have taken to the social media platform to express their outrage after the film’s director Niki Caro revealed to MovieFone there were big changes planned for the remake.
“It’s a big, girlie martial arts epic. It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving,” she said.
And, when questioned if the Disney movie would keep its iconic songs, such as “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” and “Reflection," Caro delivered a bombshell that set Twitter alight: “From what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children.”
It was also recently revealed that Mulan’s love interest Li Shiang will be replaced by another man, who will instead act as her rival.
Mulan is the literally the best Disney princess, she saved the whole of China and she doesn't even get music in her own film pic.twitter.com/McQYwDUEhK— ㅤ (@MALEKALYCIA) March 18, 2017
disney's not keeping the songs in the mulan movie but kept it in beauty and beast and made us listen to emma's struggle autotune vocals??? pic.twitter.com/hZFPvkFxB6— electra (@biselinakyle) March 18, 2017
MULAN AINT DESERVE THIS DISRESPECT. pic.twitter.com/vYL2brOPIH— ️️️ (@mahershalasus) March 19, 2017
I ask for two things from the live-action Mulan: one, an Asian actress that'd be believable as a boy or a man, and a hunky Shang.— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) March 20, 2017
why would they take the music out of Mulan?? seriously their logic is MYSTERIOUS AS THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOOOOON— kurtis conner (@kurtisconner) March 21, 2017
mulan did not break gender roles and save her whole country for this mess. pic.twitter.com/KydLQsGgBx— dead boyfriend (@unsmokabIe) March 20, 2017
The remake will be directed by New Zealand native Niki Caro who became a global sensation after her 2002 Maori film "Whale Rider."
A "Mulan" live-action movie isn’t the only remake Disney has on the cards.
They’ve also started to develop "Aladdin," a "101 Dalmatians" remake called "Cruella" starring Emma Stone and an adaptation of "The Little Mermaid."
Director of "The Jungle Book" Jon Favreau also recently announced Disney had enlisted the talents of Donald Glover and James Earl for a live-action "Lion King."