Over half-a-century since the Julie Andrews-led classic debuted, Disney is returning to the world of Mary Poppins. Succinctly titled Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel is set 25 years after the prior film, with Emily Blunt taking the lead role this time around. Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods), the first teaser trailer has landed today.
Returning to Cherry Tree Lane, we only get a brief glimpse at our lead as well as the supporting cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep. Ahead of a Christmas Day release, check out the teaser below.
“Mary Poppins Returns” stars: Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
Mary Poppins Returns opens on December 25, 2018.