MARY POPPINS RETURNS, starring Emily Blunt in the title role, is an all-new sequel to the 1964 “Mary Poppins” which features a fresh sensibility while celebrating the spirit of the original. The moving image features the practically-perfect nanny in a cobalt blue nanny coat and red hat with her iconic parrot head umbrella in hand.
Blunt took to the stage at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Saturday, July 15, joining director/producer Rob Marshall to talk about the eagerly-anticipated return of the enigmatic nanny, where Blunt offered insight as to how she made the character her own. “I needed to try to pay homage to Julie Andrews but carve out a new space for myself. And we were very loyal to the books,” said Blunt. Marshall shared, “I was incredibly honored to be approached by Disney about directing a sequel. This is a brand new original film musical from top to bottom, which is very rare, and it is a wonderful opportunity to create something specifically for the screen.”
Joining Blunt on screen are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Ben Wishaw, and reprising one of his roles from the original “Mary Poppins”, Dick Van Dyke.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS hits theaters December 25, 2018!