In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, we get a ‘first look’ as Emily Blunt takes her turn as the beloved character Mary Poppins in the sequel to the 1964 Disney classic.
Blunt will take on the role made famous by actress/singer, Julie Andrews with an all-star cast that includes: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.
Check out the cover for the upcoming EW issue below:
Set in 1935 during the Great Depression in the United Kingdom, the film will feature Jane and Michael banks as adults, with Poppins resurfacing to help Michael with his three children following a family tragedy.
Director, Rob Marshall (Into the Woods and Chicago) knows how much is riding on the success of this film and that the legacy of the iconic original is practically perfect. He told EW:
“The bar is so high for this. But to be able to walk in the footsteps of this beautiful story about a woman who brings magic to this family that’s looking for wonder and hope and joy in their lives…I feel a great responsibility and reverence every day. We all feel it. We’re just lifting it up to get there with the right intentions behind it.”
From Marshall’s statement, it seems as though he really wants to stay true to what made the original movie so endearing. It certainly seems as if the film’s in good hands.
EW also released a set of behind-the-scenes, concept art and set photos which you can check out here.
What do you think – are you excited for the Mary Poppins sequel? Be sure to sound off in the comment section below.
Mary Poppins Returns is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly