Emily Blunt is in spit spot form as Mary Poppins

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Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady and Dick Van Dyke as Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Colin Firth's character.

Ever since it was announced that a Mary Poppins sequel was in the works, we have been counting down the days till its official release.

The movie release might be more than a year away, but Disney is already getting fans excited about Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the 1964 original with Emily Blunt taking on the iconic role of Mary Poppins. And we will see Mary Poppins return to the now grownup Jane Banks, Michael Banks, and his three children after they suffer a personal loss.

The teaser of the film was released recently and much like Mary Poppins says, Emily Blunt looks "practically ideal from head to toe".

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But in that crowd at the D23 Expo - think of it as the Disney cousin to Comic-Con - one little woman stood head and shoulders above the lot of them: a British nanny named Mary Poppins.

"I found that I watched about 15 minutes of the original and then just stopped watching it because I needed to kind of try and pay homage to what Julie did but carve out new space for myself", telling the fans. "Every person we approached said yes immediately". "She's just unbelievable", Blunt said at the D23 expo. Mary Poppins Returns draws from the material in these additional books.

The movie is set to reunite the director and producing team behind Disney's hit musical Into the Woods, with Rob Marshall in the director's chair and Marshall, John DeLuca, and Marc Platt all down as producers. It will open on December 21st 2018 in the United Kingdom and December 25th 2018 in North America.

The sequel, like its predecessor, is based on the book series by Australian-born P.L. Travers.

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