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Songwriter Matthew Wilder Discusses “Reflection” In Disney’s ‘Mulan’

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Yesterday, we shared an interview from Insider, as they sat down with Mulan (2020) cinematographer Mandy Walker to discuss how the film was shot. Now, thanks to a recent interview with Forbes, we get new details regarding a classic song from the animated film making its return.

While speaking with Simon Thompson via Forbes, songwriter Matthew Wilder – who wrote and composed the hit song Reflection for the animated film, teased his involvement with the live-action adaptation.

“I’ve been involved with the new film. I don’t know how much I can talk about it just at this moment. I can tell you that there are there’s a new version of Reflection, and that song thematically plays a large part in the new movie throughout the score.”

“The film is not song-driven, but my music is present. I guess that’s as much as I can probably reveal at this moment, but the movie’s right around the corner. The film comes out at the end of March. I haven’t seen the whole film, just the parts that required my services. I’m excited to see it.” s not seen the completed film but only the parts that required his services.

You can check out Simon Thompson’s full interview with Wilder over on Forbes.

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation and a proud father.

Mulan features a celebrated international cast that includes, Liu Yifei (The Forbidden Kingdom) as the titular hero, Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee (Lilo & Stitch) as Böri Khan; Yoson An (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha) as Xianniang and Jet Li (Hero) as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro (McFarland USA) from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

Disney’s Mulan will hit theaters on March 27, 2020.

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