With Disney remaking almost all of its classic movies, it was no surprise that they decided to give one of their most popular live-action films a sequel.
Mary Poppins was one of the company’s most financially successful films at the time and it was wildly popular with critics and fans alike. The film starred Dick Van Dyke in the memorable — and ridiculous — role of a chimney sweep-slash-artist and gave the amazing Julie Andrews her first feature film role as well as her first Academy Award.
The film had songs that every child has sung at least once and it also teaches valuable lessons about greed and selfishness. The song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” was the original tongue twister and almost every kid tried to use ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ to get their medicine down.
With Disney teasing the upcoming remake at D23 we’re finally given our first look at the new Mary Poppins and Andrews’ replacement: Emily Blunt.
The 34 year old actress fits the part of the iconic Mary: she’s gorgeous, she’s charming, she’s British, and she can sing — did you hear her in Into The Woods?! With Lin Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer also starring in the film, Mary Poppins Returns definitely seems to be off to a good start.
The film is officially being called a sequel as opposed to a remake, so I’m not quite sure how they’re going to explain Mary’s drastic change in appearance, but I’m sure Disney will find a way to make it work. We don’t know much about the film besides its cast, so for the time being we’ll just have to wait and whistle a few tunes.