We don’t need a spoonful of sugar to help this medicine go down…
Disney have revealed the first look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in the upcoming sequel to the 1964 movie (this has to be a record for delayed sequel!?) called Mary Poppins Returns which is set for release on Christmas Day, 2018.
And she certainly looks the part, even though we get a look at her only really from behind. And the rumour os that this is Cherry Tree Lane, the home of the Banks family from the original movie – the sequel takes place twenty years after the original.
The Banks children, Jane and Michael, are now grown adults and are played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw.
As well as Blunt, Mortimer and Whishaw, the cast includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Dick Van Dyke and it is directed by Rob Marshall
“Mary Poppins Returns” is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).
She arrives on December 25th, 2018. Perfect.
Here’s your first look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in “Mary Poppins Returns,” coming to theatres December 25, 2018. pic.twitter.com/NSEFZcsbaK
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) March 3, 2017
Here’s a leaked image of the actress too: