Dick Van Dyke dances, Emily Blunt sings, and magic returns to the lives of the Banks family in the new trailer for Mary Poppins Returns. Disney also just released a new poster as well as a batch of new photos from the musical family comedy directed by Rob Marshall.
Emily Blunt leads the cast in the titular role. Ben Whishaw plays Michael Banks, Emily Mortimer is Jane Banks, and Julie Walters is the Banks’ housekeeper, Ellen. Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as Mary Poppins’ friend, Jack, and Meryl Streep plays Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Colin Firth is Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins, Angela Lansbury is the Balloon Lady, and Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character. The Banks’ children are played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson.
David Magee wrote the screenplay from a screen story by Magee, Rob Marshall, and John DeLuca. The new film’s based on the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers and is produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, and Marc Platt. Callum McDougall served as an executive producer. Marc Shaiman wrote the score which includes new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman.
Mary Poppins Returns is set to charm a new generation of fans beginning December 19, 2018.
The Mary Poppins Returns Plot:
“In Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.”