Disney have unveiled the first look at Emily Blunt in character on-set from their forthcoming sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.
Directed by Rob Marshall – who worked alongside the beloved British actress on the fairytale musical Into the Woods – and co-starring Ben Whishaw, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, and Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, the new film is scheduled for a Christmas Day 2018 arrival in the United States, with a UK release date to follow. Feast your eyes on the magical first look image below…
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).
Mary Poppins Returns is currently in production, with shooting taking place in London. Stick with Filmoria for much more on this eagerly-anticiapted release, as it happens!