Just a week ago, Walt Disney Studios surprised fans with a first look of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, in Mary Poppins Returns. The beloved character will make a comeback with an all-new sequel to Disney’s legendary 1964 film. After looking at the photos released by the studio, it’s safe to say Emily Blunt is a mirror image of the original character, played by Julie Andrews.
Director and producer, Rob Marshall, informed fans about the story line and what to expect. The film is set in the 1930s during the depression-era in London. The film will be centered around Michael and Jane, the children of Mr. Banks in the original film. We go on to learn Michael has suffered a personal loss, which prompts the magical Mary Poppins to re-enter to the lives of the Banks family. Along, with the street lamplighter Jack, played by Lin-Manuel Miranda (known for his work in Alexander Hamilton & Moana), Mary Poppins uses her magical skills to help the family rediscover happiness missing in their own lives.
The movie will also star Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters—with special appearances by Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, and Disney Legend Angela Lansbury. The film will feature all- new music conducted by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wiitman (known for Broadway’s Hairspray and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Along, with a screenplay by David Magee, based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers.
Do you feel that? “Somethin’ is brewin’… about to begin.”
Mary and friends are scheduled to fly into theaters on December 25, 2018.