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Emily Blunt set to star as Disney’s new Mary Poppins…

February 19th, 2016 by Marc Comments


With Disney’s live-action fairy-tale universe ongoing, it looks like they are very close to finding their Mary Poppins for the sequel to, em, Mary Poppins.

Yes, it seems that the movie will most likely star… Emily Blunt in the title role.

“Rob Marshall is directing the new untitled movie, which will be set some 20 years after the tale in the first film that starred Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke. It will also take its cues from the book series that P.L. Travers wrote. (The original Mary Poppins pic was based largely on the first book, published in 1934; the last book in the series was released in 1988.)

“Drawing from the wealth of material in Travers’ additional seven novels, Disney and Marshall are developing a brand-new live-action musical.

“The story is set in Depression-era London and revolves around a now-grown Michael Banks, who has children of his own. In tough times, big sister Jane returns and soon after, their beloved Mary Poppins comes back to help.”

We reckon this could be fun… although it will be hard to come close to the classic status the original movie holds.

What do you think of the casting? Do you want to see a Mary Poppins franchise? Let us know.

Source: THR


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….