New Photos and Details For Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
My mom's favorite childhood movie is Mary Poppins, so when I was growing up we would watch Mary Poppins all the time. I loved watching the movie and I have a lot of fond memories watching it. I never thought we would see a sequel for it, but it's coming. It's called Mary Poppins Returns and I'm excited to see what Disney has planned for it.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have some new photos to share with you for the film and they feature Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, who is a London lamplighter and the protege of Dick Van Dyke’s Bert; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks, who grew up to become a banker and artist; and Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, who is working as a union organizer. Also included are Michael’s kids, Annabel (Pixie Davies), Georgie (Joel Dawson), and John (Nathanael Saleh).
EW also offers up a new description of the story that gives us new details on what brings Mary Poppins back into the lives of Michael and Jane:
Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall (Into the Woods), picks up 25 years after the events of the first film, fast-forwarding to London’s mid-1930s economic slump, the actual time period of Travers’ books. Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane has become the warm, loving home that banker and artist Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) shares with his wife and three children. But after the sudden death of Michael’s wife, the Banks family is shattered — even enthusiastic aunt Jane (Emily Mortimer), now a fervent union organizer, and long-time housemaid Ellen (Julie Walters) can’t help lift spirits — and so in time, the once-blossoming home is on the verge of foreclosure.
Cue the arrival of prim and peculiar Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt), who leads Michael’s wayward children (and Jane and Michael themselves) on a series of unbelievable adventures — to the top of Big Ben, the bottom of the ocean, into magical encounters with animated dancing penguins and upside-down cousins (hey, Meryl Streep!). If anyone can help this family find the light they’ve lost, it’s Mary Poppins.
I love what I'm seeing in the photos, and I like what I'm hearing about the story. It sounds like this could actually turn out to be a great sequel. Hopefully we get a trailer to watch soon.
Mary Poppins Returns opens on December 18, 2018.