What better way to start the New Year than with a adorable new photo of Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda from Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns? Disney had released some sneak peeks of their characters back at D23 earlier this year but now we’ve finally gotten a glimpse of them in action. The photo includes Jane (Emily Mortimer), John (Nathanael Saleh), Annabel (Pixie Davies), Ellen (Julie Walters), Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Georgie (Joel Dawson), and Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) having a jolly good time on the streets of London.
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Mary Poppins Returns will follow Michael and Jane Banks, the kids from the original film, as grown-ups living in 1930s London. When Michael suffers a very personal loss, Mary Poppins comes back into the lives of he and his three children in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. She also brings along a lamplighter named Jack and her eccentric cousin named Topsy, who will be played by Meryl Streep. Original Jack the Lamplighter Dick Van Dyke will also play a role in the movie in addition to Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury.
Emily Blunt recently spoke with USA Today to talk about her portrayal of Poppins in the new film and how she’s doing her best to honor the original books by P.L. Travers.
“I just loved how eccentric and wacky she is in the books — incredibly vain and rude to the children. As a British person, I really responded to that lack of saccharine relationships. I find it comforting the idea of someone just sweeping in who’s no-nonsense and cleaning everything up and making everything right again in a magical way that’s not sentimental.”
Mary Poppins Returns hits theaters on Christmas Day 2018. Check out the teaser trailer below!
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