“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. Find the fun, and snap! The job is a game.”
Remember your favourite nanny, Mary Poppins? Well, Disney has confirmed that the sequel for the musical hit, titled “Mary Poppins Returns”, will return on Christmas 2018!
Isn’t that super-cali-fragilistic-expiali-docious? ;)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming nanny movie stars Emily Blunt (from “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”) as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda (from “Hamilton”) as Jack, a street-lamp lighter. The musical will be directed by Rob Marshall (from “Into The Woods”).
The script will be penned by “Finding Neverland” writer, David Magee while Oscar-winning composer Marc Shaiman and Broadway musician Scott Wittman (both from “Hairspray”) will be in charge of the film’s soundtrack.
The musical sequel takes place in 1930s London, where grown-up Jane and Michael Banks live with Michael’s 3 children. The Banks family are visited by Mary Poppins after an awful family tragedy.
Disney’s “Mary Poppins” was based on Pamela Lyndon Travers’ children book of the same name. Travers wrote a total of 7 books that were published between 1935 to 1988. The original 1964 musical stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
“I am truly humbled and honoured to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen. The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation,” director Marshall said in a statement.
We don’t know about you, but we cannot wait for the sequel’s release! “A Spoonful Of Sugar”, anyone? :)
“Mary Poppins Returns” is slated for release on 25th December 2018.