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Jun 09

New Photos From The Set Of Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns”

Just as Jane and Michael Banks wished for a nanny with a cheery disposition and rosy cheeks, we’ve been wishing for more details about Mary Poppins Returns—the much anticipated sequel to the Disney classic, Mary Poppins. And now, thanks to an exclusive with Entertainment Weekly, the winds from the east have brought us some amazing new images and insights into what looks like a truly magical new Mary Poppins adventure.

Coming to theaters Christmas 2018, 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 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.

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 dancing penguins. We’ll even meet Mary Poppins’ cousin Topsy (played by Meryl Streep), who lives in an upside down house.

Dick Van Dyke was also spotted on the set of Mary Poppins Returns, filming a top-secret cameo — no, not as Bert — just a day prior to EW’s visit. “Dick Van Dyke said that the thing he remembers the most about doing the original film was the spirit, and he said, ‘It’s exactly the same spirit here,’ Marshall says, standing on the sunny cobblestones in front of No. 17. “He was right here on Cherry Tree Lane and he said, ‘I feel like I’m home.’”

Entertainment Weekly also gifted us all with some brand new images and concept art from the Mary Poppins Returns set!

“The bar is so high for this,” says Marshall, who also directed the Oscar-winning Chicago. “But to be able to walk in the footsteps of this beautiful story about a woman who brings magic to this family that’s looking for wonder and hope and joy in their lives… I feel a great responsibility and reverence every day. We all feel it. We’re just lifting it up to get there with the right intentions behind it.” 

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