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Featuring Emily Blunt as the enigmatic nanny and OG Dick Van Dyck, Mary Poppins Returns is set for release in 2018

In 2018 a remake of the iconic and critically acclaimed 1964 Disney film Mary Poppins will be released.

Called Mary Poppins Returns, the enigmatic nanny will be played by an uncanny Emily Blunt and includes original cast member Dick Van Dyck.

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Mary Poppins Returns is set for release in 2018, but the first glimpse of the classic Disney remake is exceptionally uncanny.

P L Travers wrote Mary Poppins in 1934 as the first of a eight part book series. The last book, titled, Mary Poppins and the House Next Door, was published in 1988.

In 1964, Walt Disney Productions adapted Mary Poppins into a film. Set in 1910, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyck, it has been nominated 13 times for an Academy Award and won five times including Julie Andrews for Best Actress. It is Walt Disney’s only film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930’s London (the context of the original novels). The original Banks’ children have grown up, and Michael lives in the house on Cherry Lane with his children. After Jane and Michael suffer a personal tragedy, Mary Poppins returns with a street lamplighter named Jack (played by Lin-Manuel Miranda) and a kooky cousin named Topsy (played by Meryl Streep.)

Dick Van Dyke, the original Bert and Mr Dawes Senior, has been cast this time as Mr Dawes Jr. Additional cast includes Angela Lansbury, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters and Colin Firth. The film also hones a stellar creative crew from the movies Cinderella, Chicago, Into the Woods, Life of Pi, La La Land and Hairspray.

Production began in early 2017, expecting to be released on December 25 2018.

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March 6, 2017

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