“Mary Poppins” was one of those beloved classic family-oriented movies our moms made us watch when were kids.
The 1964 film made Julie Andrews a legit Hollywood star and gave her a slew of acting awards. In May of 2016, Disney announced that it’s making a sequel, and just yesterday, the Mouse House made sure everyone paid attention to the first teaser trailer of “Mary Poppins Returns” by strategically releasing it during the 90th Academy Awards telecast.
Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods), the new film stars Emily Blunt in the titular role and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the lamplighter. Not giving away much, the teaser shows Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw as the now adult siblings Jane and Michael Banks reuniting with their magical childhood nanny in Depression Era London.
“Mary Poppins… it’s wonderful to see you,” Michael tells Mary. While vainly staring at herself in the mirror, she replied, “It is, isn’t it?”
The powerhouse supporting cast includes living legends Meryl Streep as Mary’s cousin Topsy, Angela Lansbury as the balloon seller, Colin Firth as the ruthless bank manager, and Dick van Dyke – Bert in the original film and returning as the bank chairman.
Will it be an equally supercalifragilisticexpialidocious movie as it promises to be? We’ll know when it hits theaters on December 25, 2018.