Disney confirms the cast & title of the Mary Poppins sequel (& it is not what you think it is)

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Disney's classic film Mary Poppins is returning to the big screen, and Emily Blunt has been confirmed take on the lead role as everyone's favourite nanny...

And might we say, we think she's perfect!



The new movie will be a sequel to the original 1964 film, taking place 20 years later and following the story of now-grown Michael Banks as he is reunited with his magical childhood nanny Mary Poppins. Only now he needs her help to sort out his own children. Guess all those life lessons were just thrown out the window, huh?

Disney announced that the new film will be released on December 25, 2018 (just in time for Christmas!) and even revealed the film's official title - Mary Poppins Returns.

A little Batman-esque, wouldn't you say?

While Emily Blunt has been confirmed to take on the mantle of the iconic Julie Andrews, it's also been announced that she'll be joined by a sidekick in the vein of Dick Van Dyke's chimney sweeper, Bert. Only this time, it'll be a street lamplighter named Jack, played by Hamilton creator extraodinaire Lin-Manuel Miranda.



And if you don't know who he is, let us introduce you to the greatest musical ever created (we're not kidding), Hamilton, written by and starring Lin-Manuel as US historical figure Alexander Hamilton...



Mary Poppins Returns is set to be directed by Rob Marshall, who previously won an Oscar for 2002's Chicago, and worked with Emily on 2014's Into The Woods - so Emily certainly knows her way around a tune (Stephen Sondheim is notoriously difficult, folks...)

Though Emily recently announced she's pregnant with her second child, that won't stop the talented actress from taking on the role... She's currently filming the much anticipated The Girl On The Train in New York.

Mary Poppins 2.0 is just another in a long line of reboots of popular Disney films. With Cinderella, Maleficent and Alice In Wonderland making bank at the box office, we're pretty sure the 'practically perfect' nanny will have fans heading to the cinemas once more.


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Though it hasn't been confirmed if the sequel will be another musical, Lin-Manuel's casting and Emily's musical chops suggests it might be. And since Julie Andrews bagged her first Oscar with the singing role, Emily may want to push for some new songs to get her chance at Oscar glory....

But first, 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' *definitely* needs to have a reprisal.


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And since it looks like Mary Poppins is unaffected by the passage of time, does this mean we won't get a chance to see what happened to Dick Van Dyke's Bert?

Now THAT would be a travesty.


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