With Beauty & The Beast primed to land in cinemas soon, looks like work is already underway on the next big live action movie. And it happens to be Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the delightful 1964 classic Mary Poppins, one of the most surprising offerings on Disney’s current slate this year.
Mary Poppins Returns sees Emily Blunt take over from Julie Andrews as the film’s iconic lead, flashing forward to the era of the Great Depression and a now grown-up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael (Ben Wishaw) Banks, alongside Michael’s three children.
Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, the film is based on a screenplay by David Magee, with new songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and an original score by Shaiman.
Alongside Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, and Angela Lansbury, the film will also see a return from original cast member Dick van Dyke, who will play the son to the original film’s villain Mr. Dawes Sr., a role van Dyke had also played.
Mary Poppins Returns hits cinema screens 24 December 2018. Mark your calendar!