It’s Monday morning and we’re all returning to work, school and normality after a magical snow induced break. I was working through my emails and found one which immediately brightened my mood- the new teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, which will be in cinemas December 2018. If you need some magic in your life this Monday- take a look- we can always rely on Disney:
“Mary Poppins Returns” stars: Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.
The film is directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee and screen story by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca based upon The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are Marshall, DeLuca and Marc Platt with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer and the music is by Marc Shaiman with songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Take a look at the teaser trailer below:
What did you think? The little boy’s expression at the end really reminded me of young Michael Banks (RIP Matthew Garber) in Mary Poppins (1964), it’s uncanny!
Are you looking forward to Mary Poppins Returns? I can’t wait…
Film: A First Look at Mary Poppins Returns
Theatre: Mary Poppins Live at Wales Millennium Centre