By: Myri Nieves
Emily Blunt stars as the titular character in Mary Poppins Returns, set in depression-era London in 1930. Inspired heavily by PL Travers’ additional seven books, Michael and Jane are now grown up. Michael, his three children, and their housekeeper, living on Cherry Tree Lane and when Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins re-enters the lives of the Banks family to help the family rediscover the wonder, joy, and magic missing from their lives. Mary will also bring with her a few colorful characters for the children, including a street lamplighter and her eccentric cousin, Topsy.
A magnanimous cast composes Mary Poppin Returns, including Meryl Streep (Topsy), Colin Firth (William Weatherall Wilkins), Ben Winshaw (Michael Banks), Emily Mortimer (Jane Banks), and Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Jack the street lamplighter). If this cast wasn’t enough to excite you, legends Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke will be joining the cast, playing the Balloon Lady and chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank respectively.
This first look is everything you’d expect from a Mary Poppins film. You have the children who are wondrous, the bright colors, presumed singing, and lots of choreographed dancing. It’s unclear whether there will be penguins in this sequel. Check out more photos from Mary Poppin Returns, set to hit theaters December of 2018, right below. Side note: The most painful thing about this is waiting until December 2018 for this sequel. What is this, Disney, a Star Wars movie?