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.