The practically perfect nanny in everyway is back!
Walt Disney Pictures has released the first image of Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Woods) as the title magical nanny in Mary Poppins Returns.
Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods), the sequel takes place about twenty years after the events of the 1964 Disney classic during the depression as Poppins reunites with the now grown-up Banks children to help with a recent loss, no doubt with her trademark charm and borderline Hogwarts-esque wizardry.
Beyond the original Oscar dominating landmark, Disney has not done much to expand on the Mary Poppins name aside from the 2005 broadway show and 2013’s underrated Saving Mr. Banks, which may have also answered why Disney has not done much more with P.L. Travers’ characters, until now. The new film will draw from Travers’ seven other Poppins novels for inspiration.
Mary Poppins Returns is also set to feature Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, and an appearance from the original’s Dick Van Dyke.
The film is due out during the jolly holiday season on Christmas Day 2018.
Back in February, Angela Lansbury also joined the cast of the film. Click the link below for our coverage.