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WATCH: Teaser trailer flies in for Mary Poppins Returns

March 6th, 2018 by Marc Comments

We’ve been following the Mary Poppins Returns movie for a while now but this is undoubtedly the best look we’ve had yet at the movie and its look… and it really feels like it’s gone right back to basics with the look and feel that brings us right back to when we were kids.

The new movie stars Emily Blunt as Poppins and we know that the movie is set 25 years later and will return to the setting of the original movie, 17 Cherry Tree Lane, and is now owned by the son of the original Mr Banks, Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), who is now grown up from the little boy we met in the first movie and is, like his father before him, a banker.

Michael is distraught over the daunting task of singlehandedly raising three children — twins John (Nathanael Saleh) and Annabel (Pixie Davies) and youngest son Georgie (Joel Dawson) — so much so that he makes a grave oversight about a very important adult responsibility that could mean losing the house on Cherry Tree Lane.

Obviously, at some stage during the sequel, the children will need Mary Poppins to return… and we’re guessing it will be interesting to see her meeting up with Michael and his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer) who are now grown up after Poppins saved their family in the first movie.

It looks like, as expected, Mary Poppins Returns will pick up the story we know from the first movie and it will be interesting to see the children we met all those years ago all grown up and, sadly, bogged down with the troubles that very often come with being an adult.

This could be another Disney live-action movie that dances on the fault line between the fun and the darkness… but the original movie’s wartime setting did that too, so we’re expecting a sequel that very much feels true to the original.

And, given the teaser trailer below, it looks like we’re really in for something special indeed.

Oh, and that’s a new poster ^

Mary Poppins Returns arrives on Christmas Day 2018.

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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….