Everyone’s favourite Mary Poppins is all set to return to the screen this year as Disney hopes that Mary Poppins fans will once again feel supercalifragilisticexpialidocious when they see the upcoming sequel.
The excitement is building up as another image from the film has been shared on Twitter.
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The production still shows Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt having fun while on a joyride with Georgie (Joel Dawson).
Blunt takes on Julie Andrews’ renowned role as the magical nanny Poppins, with Miranda playing Poppins’ lamplighter friend, Jack.
The sequel takes place 25 years after the events of the original Mary Poppins film, following the now-grown children Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer), who have endured their own personal loss and need the help of their former nanny. Eager to help the children in any way they can, Poppins and Jack join forces.
In March, Disney offered a first look at the anticipated musical, releasing a still of Blunt in character as Poppins standing outside the beloved Banks family home. Costume designer Sandy Powell is putting the titular character in a more colorful outfit than Julie Andrews ever wore in the 1964 original, as Blunt dons a decorated, small-brim maroon hat, fitted cobalt blue coat, teal gloves and oxford shoes with that patterned doctor’s bag full of magical trinkets. Nevertheless, she’s poised, unperturbed and, of course, “practically perfect in every way”.
Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury will also star in the sequel. Rob Marshall will direct the film, while Marc Platt and John DeLuca will serve as producers. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have penned and composed original songs and an original score for the musical sequel.
Mary Poppins Returns is set to hit theaters on December 25, 2018.