Calling all iconic and classic Disney fans! You are going to love this news!
Disney is making a new Mary Poppins movie called Mary Poppins Returns. The movie is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2018. So we will have to wait a good long while. I don’t know about you, but these new, live-action and revisited Disney stories have been so fantastic, so I have high expectations of this new Mary Poppins film.
The setting is depression-era London and Mary Poppins will be played by the gorgeous and classy Emily Blunt!
photo credit: IMDB
Here’s the plot summary according to IMDB:
“In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
– Written by Disney“
It is a musical like the classic 1964 Mary Poppins.
Plus, you will find the 91-year old Dick Van Dyke to find a role in the film. If you remember, in the 1964 version, he played the chimney sweep Bert. Well, he’s a little too old for this role now since the setting is supposed to take place 20-years later.
But, he’s revisiting a similar role as his secondary role in the original. Do you remember the old banker, Mr. Dawes Sr.? Well, he will be playing the greedy banker’s son – Mr. Dawes, Jr.
What irony! Playing an old man when he was young and now playing a younger man when he is old.
There are many other iconic and new Hollywood faces to appear in the movie. We are looking forward to finding out more about this movie as it draws closer, but so excited that Mary Poppins is being revisited!
What do you think of this new Disney Movie news?