By Creative Media TimesIf you tuned in last night during the Academy Awards show, you might have seen a teaser for “Mary Poppins Returns,” Walt Disney Pictures’ musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall.
The trailer introduces Emily Blunt taking over the titular role of the magical and loving nanny and “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Jack, Poppin’s lamplighter friend.
“Mary Poppins, it is wonderful to see you,” Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) says in the trailer. “Yes it is, isn’t it?,” Poppins replies.
Set in 1930s Depression-era London, “Mary Poppins Returns” serves as a sequel to the 1964 classic which featured Julie Andrews in the role of Mary Poppins. Here we will see Poppins, the former nanny of now grown-up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks, re-visiting the family after Michael suffers a personal tragedy and needing the help of their former nanny.
Meryl Streep is also in the film as Mary’s cousin Topsy Turvy-Poppins. The film also stars Dick Van Dyke, Colin Firth, and Angela Lansbury.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is currently set for Dec. 25 release.