Mary Poppins Returns Looks Like Nostalgic Delight

Mary Poppins Returns Looks Like Nostalgic Delight

Mary Poppins Returns Looks Like Nostalgic Delight

Blunt is taking on a role originally played by Julie Andrews in the original "Mary Poppins", and those are some big shoes to fill.

EMILY BLUNT is practically ideal in every way in footage from the much-anticipated Mary Poppins sequel.

To the delight of D23 fans, Emily Blunt, the star of Disney's sequel Mary Poppins Returns, took to the stage with director/producer Rob Marshall to talk about the eagerly-anticipated return of the practically-perfect nanny.

And yet there was no trailer, just a rough cut of scenes and still images, accompanied by the Disney orchestra performing live, playing music from the new film's soundtrack. Set 25 years after the first film, the sequel finds the Banks children, Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael (Ben Whishaw) now adults and dealing with grown-up issues, including money and the widowed Michael raising three children of his own.

The material included the first look at the main cast in character, as well as glimpses of the characters played by Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Angela Lansbury and, in something of a return engagement, original Poppins star Dick Van Dyke.

From there on out, there's more whimsy, color and humor as we see Mary begin to bring back the joy and wonder that had been missing in the Banks' lives. It is at this time that Mary Poppins arrives, who will probably try to help her old proteges. Lin-Manuel Miranda is seen dancing with a ladder as a chimney sweep.

I think she is a little more sort of acerbic and odd and vain and weird in the books. I just had to do my version of her'. Marshall shared, "I was incredibly honored to be approached by Disney about directing a sequel". You won't have to wait too long to confirm whether this new version of Mary Poppins still recommends consuming a spoonful of sugar every day: The moving poster revealed the movie's release date to be Christmas 2018, which will be here before you can say "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".

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