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Dick Van Dyke set to appear in Mary Poppins sequel

December 21st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We’ve been reporting on the Mary Poppins sequel for a while now (here) and, while Julie andrews isn’t playing the title role this time – Emily Blunt has the gig this time – we’re still excited for it.

And we’ve been wondering if anyone will play Bert, the role made famous by Dick Van Dyke in the movie and while we still don’t know, we have the next best think… Van Dyke himself is returning!

Now, we don’t think he’ll be Bert as this movie is only set two decades after the original (which was in 1964!) but the actor himself ha confirmed he’s set for the movie: “This one supposedly takes place 20 years later and the kids are all grown up,” he said.

“It’s a great cast — Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and that guy [Lin-Manuel Miranda] from Hamilton.”

This is great news, indeed and should be a lovely nod to the original for fans new and old.

Now, altogether: “Chim-chiminey, chim-chiminey, chim, chim, cheroo…”

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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