Disney Releases New Image From “Mary Poppins Returns”

By Creative Media Times

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Mary Poppins and kids take a joyride in a new image recently released by Disney on twitter.

The upcoming musical fantasy sequel takes place 25 years after the original 1964 film “Mary Poppins”, which featured Julie Andrews in the role of Mary Poppins.

Set in 1930s Depression-era London, “Mary Poppins Returns” stars Emily Blunt as the titular magical and loving nanny while Broadway’s “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Poppin’s lamplighter friend Jack who’s an apprentice to Bert (originally played by Dick Van Dyke) from the original film. Meryl Streep is also in the film as Mary’s cousin Topsy Turvy-Poppins.

The sequel will see Poppins, the former nanny of now grown-up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), re-visiting the family after Michael suffers a personal tragedy and needing the help of their former nanny.

The fun-looking image shows Poppins and Jack taking the three children of Michael Banks, John (Nathanael Saleh), Annabel (Pixie Davies), and Georgie (Joel Dawson) on an adventure ride by laying a ladder across the seat of a bicycle.

The film reunites director Rob Marshall with Disney’s hit musical “Into the Woods” producers John DeLuca, and Marc Platt. Loosely based on the books by P. L. Travers, the screenplay was written by David Magee. Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury co-star in the sequel.

Mary Poppins Returns is set to hit theaters Dec. 25, 2018.