Mary Poppins is set to return and British actress Emily Blunt will take on the role of the magical nanny who brings her unique brand of lifestyle to a dysfunctional London family home, the Banks, this is such delightful news, it has been confirmed that the 1964 classic will show up in theaters on December, 25, 2018 called Mary Poppins Returns, joining the spoon full of sugar actress will be a new character Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) the street lamplighter. It was back in February 2016 when we first heard that thirty-three-year-old Blunt would possibly take on the lead role and now confirmation on May 31, 2016, from the Disney executives, it has been officially announced she will be the leading lady. Rob Marshall, who is also producing the upcoming new film along with John DeLuca and Marc Platt, says,
“I am truly humbled and honoured to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen.
“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.”
Back in 1964 when we first saw this wonderful classic with Julie Andrews, the magical nanny and the chimney sweep, Bert (Dick Van Dyke) we all fell in love with it, can’t wait to see this one.
The duo Poppins and Jack, will team up together to help the Banks children, who are now full-grown adults, find magic in life again during Depression-era London.