By: Roxanne Steele
If you’re a BIG Disney fan like me, then I’m sure you know the whole story on Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins. That film was Walt’s baby! He took a risk with it and I think we all know the end result was a timeless masterpiece! I have to be honest, I’m skeptical about recreating this film, but at the same time looking forward to seeing the sequel titled, Mary Poppins Returns.
Walt Disney Pictures have officially announced that Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are set to star in their “Mary Poppins” sequel and have also dated the pic for December 25, 2018. Reuniting the director and producing team behind Disney’s hit musical “Into the Woods,” the sequel will be directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt.
“The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation,” says Marshall.
Looks like Blunt gets the lead casted as Mary Poppins and Miranda will play a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. So are you guys excited for this Mary Poppins sequel? Do you think it can be as iconic? Sound off below!