Disney Just Gave Us Another Look at Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins

  • Disney Just Gave Us Another Look at Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins

Disney Just Gave Us Another Look at Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins

Thanks to the D23, which took place this weekend, we were able to glean some little information about the plot of Mary Poppins Returns and her characters!

Emily Blunt took the stage for the presentation of Mary Poppins Returns at D23 with director/producer Rob Marshall.

The movie release might be more than a year away, but Disney is already getting fans excited about Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the 1964 original with Emily Blunt taking on the iconic role of Mary Poppins. As a live orchestra set the scene with original music from the film, the audience was reintroduced to the same house, the same kite, and even the same Banks family, but in a very different time. Set 25 years after the first film, the sequel finds the Banks children, Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael (Ben Whishaw) now adults and dealing with grown-up issues, including money and the widowed Michael raising three children of his own.

Bailey runs through images of the cast and crew, including Lin Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, and Dick van Dyke.

From there on out, there's more whimsy, color and humor as we see Mary begin to bring back the joy and wonder that had been missing in the Banks' lives.

And Miranda will play a lamplighter whose part in the story seems to echo the part of the chimney sweep in the original. "I found that I watched about 15 minutes of the original and then just stopped watching it because I needed to kind of try and pay homage to what Julie did but carve out new space for myself", she said, according to EW. "She's just unbelievable. There will never be anyone else like her".

Directed by Rob Marshall, with songs from the duo of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), Mary Poppins Returns will premiere on December 25, 2018.

Marshall revealed that he was unaware that Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers had penned seven other novels featuring the character until he was approached about this movie.