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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Gets Earlier Release Date

Walt Disney Studios is set to release Mary Poppins Returns in theaters one week earlier than originally planned.  The film will open on December 19, 2018 instead of on December 25.

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.

The film is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee and screen story by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca based upon The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are Marshall, DeLuca and Marc Platt with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer, and the music is by Marc Shaiman with songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

You can check out the official teaser trailer below!

VIDEO: Mary Poppins Returns Official Teaser Trailer

Mary Poppins Returns opens in U.S. theaters this Christmas.

A Sneak Peek Inside ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

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!

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Here is Entertainment Weekly’s magazine cover featuring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins.


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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.


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The next picture features Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack.


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This is concept art of Cherry Tree Lane in springtime.


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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.