The original "Mary Poppins" film starred Dame Julie Andrews as the title character, and bagged a handful of Oscars, including Best Original Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and Best Actress for its leading lady.
Disney will release Mary Poppins returns on December 19, a Wednesday release in the midst of a crowded holiday movie season which includes Mortal Engines and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on December 14 and Aquaman, Bumblebee, Holmes & Watson, Alita: Battle Angel and Welcome to Marwen on December 21.
Remember Marry Poppins? She's back, in sequel form. "I've come to look after the Banks children". Dick Van Dyke also appears in the trailer playing Mr. Dawes Jr., the son of George Banks' boss. The film is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) and written by David Magee (Finding Neverland). Also on board are Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the lamplighter, Meryl Streep as Mary's cousin Topsy, Colin Firth as Michael's boss, and Angela Lansbury as the Balloon Woman.
Disney have released the first full length trailer for the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, and Emily Blunt is practically ideal in every way as she lands back in London with her umbrella and bag in hand.
Set 25 years after the original film (which confirms that Mary is an ageless wonder), Mary Poppins Returns will see the well-dressed nanny once again visiting London's No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane, which is now home to all-grown-up Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), who's grieving the loss of his wife and struggling to keep himself (and his three kids) afloat in the face of encroaching ruin. I don't want it to be, 'Oh, here comes that Mary Poppins.' I don't want that. A few moments later, Georgie excitedly tells his father that he was "flying a kite and it got caught on a nanny".