“Mary Poppins Returns” is the title of the new sequel to the much-loved film Mary Poppins. Walt Disney studios announced today that the new movie would fly on to screens on December 25th, 2018.
The sequel as we reported earlier this year will star Emily Blunt in the iconic role of Mary Poppins, which was first played in the original 1964 film by Julie Andrews.
The new film will be set in Depression-era London and will follow the grown-up version of the children from the original as Mary Poppins once again uses her magical touch to help the family “rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives,” the film will draw inspiration from the “wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven additional novels” about Mary Poppins.
The film will be directed by Rob Marshall, who has worked with both Disney Studios and Emily Blunt previously on “Into the Woods”.
Rob said in a statement that “The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins… to a whole new generation.”
The original film has become somewhat of an iconic film with it being turned into a hugely successful broadway and West end show. The 1964 classic featured a soundtrack which to this day is still popular. With songs like “A Spoon Full of Sugar, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”.
Disney also released a bipoic of P.L Travers called “Saving Mr Banks” in 2013 which told the story of P.L Travers and her meeting with Walt Disney. The film starred Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L Travers.
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