We have been anxiously awaiting more details regarding “Mary Poppins Returns” ever since Disney announced the sequel to the beloved Disney classic film.
So far, we know the following from Disney: Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as her lamplighter pal, Jack (who was an apprentice of the first film’s chimney sweep, Bert.) It takes place in the mid 1930s––25 years after the first film’s events––and will take us back to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Michael Banks (played by Ben Whishaw) now lives as an adult with his wife and three children. Michael’s sister, Jane (played by Emily Mortimer), has grownup to become a union organizer. And after the sudden passing of Michael’s wife, Mary Poppins returns to Cherry Tree Lane to help guide and lift the spirits of the Banks family.
Today, we got an inside look from an Entertainment Weekly exclusive with new images and concept art from the film. According to Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive, there will be magical adventures to the top of London’s Big Ben, to the bottom of the ocean, and with dancing penguins. We’ll even meet Mary Poppins cousin, Topsy (played by Meryl Streep) who lives in an upside down house!
Here is Entertainment Weekly’s magazine cover featuring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins.
This concept art shows lamplighter Jack with Mary Poppins and the three Banks children–Annabel (Pixie Davies), Georgie (Joel Dawson), and John (Nathanael Saleh). This image comes from a scene in the streets of London during a musical number to the new song, “Trip a Little Light Fantastic.” The new music in Mary Poppins Returns is written by Tony-winning composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
The next picture features Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack.
This is concept art of Cherry Tree Lane in springtime.
And the final image shows Jane and Michael Banks with the three Banks children welcoming Mary Poppins.
Dick Van Dyke, who played Bert in Mary Poppins will also make a cameo in the sequel. Mary Poppins Returns will hit theaters in Christmas 2018.