Here’s a first official look at actress Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns, the upcoming family fantasy comedy movie sequel directed by Rob Marshall based on a script by David Magee:
“Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep).”
Was Mary Poppins on diet during all those years away from the big screen? She doesn’t look as plump as she used to.
Besides Emily Blunt, the cast also includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke, and Meryl Streep.
The movie Mary Poppins 2 will open in theaters on December 25, 2018.