Disney Debuts First ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Trailer During Oscars
The first trailer for the latest Disney sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, debuted during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.
Starring Emily Blunt as a young Mary Poppins, the Rob Marshall’s sequel to the 1964 classic will feature grown-up versions of Jane and Michael Banks, played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw. The cast of Mary Poppins Returns also includes Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda as a lamplighter who is a friend to Ms. Poppins; Colin Firth as bank employee, and Meryl Streep as Mary Poppins’ cousin Topsy.
Check out the first teaser footage from the upcoming film, with Emily Blunt stepping into Julie Andrews’ role as everyone’s favorite magical, umbrella-wielding nanny Mary.
The film opens December 25th and also stars Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters, David Warner, and Dick Van Dyke.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).