Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns Teaser #1 (2018) *Another Spoonful On Its Way*

I have serious doubts about the viability of a sequel to a movie as perfect as Mary Poppins, but as far as totally teasery trailers go…..this was a nice one.  I love that Dick Van Dyke is involved.  I love the cast.  I think if anyone can come close to Julie Andrews in today’s world, Emily Blunt has the best shot, but I’m going to be skeptical about Mary Poppins Returns until proven otherwise.  Read below for more from Coming Soon.

The cast of Mary Poppins Returns includes Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train, Into the Woods), EmmyGrammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana), Ben Whishaw (SPECTRE), Emily Mortimer (Hugo) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter films), with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth), and Angela Lansbury will play the Balloon Lady, a character from PL Travers’ original children’s books.
Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

Directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago), Mary Poppins Returns also introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Joel Dawson.

Set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels), Mary Poppins Returnsis drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep)
Emily Blunt in Marry Poppins Returns

8 thoughts on “Mary Poppins Returns Teaser #1 (2018) *Another Spoonful On Its Way*”

  1. How could you not be skeptical, but the director, screenwriter, actors, and songwriters all give me hope. If this fails, it is going to take a lot of effort, put it that way, because everyone involved is top notch. You never know what is Hollywoodtalk and what is not, but if they are really going back and adapting some of the original stories that were not in the classic film, more power to them. I understand why Andrews is not appearing btw, and I am happy Dick Van Dyke is. We shall see.


    1. It’s going to be good. Have you seen Chicago? Into the Woods? I’m a Stephen Sondheim fanatic, and we are not an easy crowd to please. Rob Marshall went with the Disney directive and made a version of Into the Woods with less death and violence, and yet it somehow felt darker and more somber than the stage version.

      And the way Chicago was filmed was ingenious. Granted Mary Poppins is much lighter, but at this point I’m convinced this guy can do the impossible. And with Blunt, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Meryl Streep, and the great LIN MANUEL MIRANDA, my expectations are high. It’s not a sure thing, because the entire concept is insane, but it’s happening, and they assembled quite a team.

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      1. The really confusing thing is that the title the director likes is Live Die Repeat. Both titles are bad (one is generic and the other sounds like an advertising tag line) but a director, any director at all, is always the one I would peg as an Edge of Tomorrow kind of guy. Forgive me if I have said this before, but I would have called the movie Valhalla. It makes perfect sense if you know what the afterlife was supposed to be like in ancient Norse mythology.


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