Last summer I had a chance to get a sneak peek of Mary Poppins Returns at D23 Expo, learning how this is not a remake, but an entirely new Mary Poppins story. TODAY, some serious scoop about this sequel was released with the brand new Mary Poppins Returns trailer.
Cue the emotions. You will GASP when you see someone on screen! I did!
Mary Poppins Returns Trailer
Let’s watch and then chat…
Mary Poppins Returns Storyline
A major storyline detail was just shared, and it’s one that seems oh, so personal. I couldn’t help but get tears in my eyes.
In Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, an all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
Yes, Mary Poppins is much needed. I only wish I had my very own Mary Poppins help me navigate life after losing my own mother. This is a movie where I’ll be tucking tissues in my pocket, but there’s no doubt there will be plenty of smiles. Just one glance at this trailer and I’m in awe – and just think of the technological advances that will help bring this film to life.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman.
Mary Poppins Returns Cast
The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
Yes!!! Didn’t you gasp when you saw Dick Van Dyke is returning? Angela Lansbury? And Meryl Streep? Oh, I cannot wait!
MARY POPPINS RETURNS arrives in theatres everywhere on December 19th!
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