It was over 50 years ago now that Disney’s Mary Poppins first appeared on the cinematic horizon and since the year of 1964 it has been heralded as one of the true classics of its era and has since been transferred onto the stage due to its immense popularity, with songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. With that in mind, a sequel had been confirmed some time ago, and now it has been confirmed the film is officially in production.
Now starring Emily Blunt as the lead character and including a powerhouse cast such as Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julie Walters, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep and original star Dick Van Dyke, Mary Poppins Returns is officially under way with director Rob Marshall (Into The Woods, Chicago) in the hot seat.
In addition to the film beginning production, you can check out the synopsis 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 scheduled for release in December 2018.