2018 Movies: Mary Poppins Returns
Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins in the upcoming Disney’s musical fantasy comedy film Mary Poppins Returns.
Directed by Rob Marshall, the film, which is the sequel to the 1964 film Mary Poppins, is set 25 years after the 1964 film, in Depression-era London, and sees grown Jane and Michael Banks (the siblings that Mary Poppins took care of as a nanny), along with Michael’s three children (Annabel, Georgie, and John), being visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins, after a family tragedy. She helps them, with her unique magical skills and with the help of her friend Jack, rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
In a motion poster revealed by Walt Disney Studios, Emily Blunt shows her face from behind a blue umbrella, and, in another footage, she’s shown being ready to jump, together with Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and his three kids, from a rooftop.
The film, starring also Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pixie Davies, Emily Mortimer, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, and Colin Firth, is set to be released on Christmas Day 2018.