New 'Mary Poppins Returns' Tease Will Sweep You Away

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The first official shot of the Brit as magical nanny Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns was unveiled during Disney studios' D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on Saturday (15Jul17), and fans are more excited than ever for the revamp.

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers' additional seven books.

Meryl Streep, 68, Emily Mortimer, 45, Colin Firth, 56, and Angela Lansbury, 91, will also star in the flick. I don't want it to be, 'Oh, here comes that Mary Poppins.' I don't want that.

Oh, and apparently Julie Andrews has already given the film her blessing - so we have complete faith.

And Miranda will play a lamplighter whose part in the story seems to echo the part of the chimney sweep in the original.

"I needed to try to pay homage to [original Mary Poppins star] Julie Andrews, but carve out a new space for myself", said Blunt of trying to make the character her own. Blunt looks happy to be playing the iconic character, and is sure to give an incredible performance in the sequel. "Then we said, 'And we're thinking of Emily Blunt, ' and she just threw her hands up in the air and said yes". "I think children have really responded to that lack of sentimentality she has as well, that she's rude and eccentric and odd". "This is a brand new original film musical from top to bottom, which is very rare, and it is a wonderful opportunity to create something specifically for the screen", Rob added. This year, there is a whole lot to look forward to, but somehow, Mary Poppins Returns cut through all of the big franchise noise and became one of the most buzzed about movies. You won't have to wait too long to confirm whether this new version of Mary Poppins still recommends consuming a spoonful of sugar every day: The moving poster revealed the movie's release date to be Christmas 2018, which will be here before you can say "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".

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