Even though you grow up, it doesn’t mean that you should forget the magic of childhood and how to have fun. If you know anything about Mary Poppins, you know that is exactly what she is about.
Earlier this spring, we were given our first glimpse of Mary Poppins Returns with a teaser trailer. Today brings us the movie’s first full trailer, and I have to say that it looks like it will be a jolly good time and an excellent continuation of the original film.
The movie’s summary reads:
In the 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.
Mary Poppins Returns picks up with the Banks family approximately 25 years after Mary Poppins, with both Jane and Michael grown and having children of their own. While Jane (Emily Mortimer) is fighting for worker’s rights, Michael (Ben Whishaw) is trying to raise his children after the death of his wife. They still live in the same house on Cherry Tree Lane, but the situation is fraught with the threat of losing the house. When she’s needed the most, their former nanny Mary Poppins comes back into their lives to show them that, even when things look their worst, not all hope is lost.
In true Mary Poppins fashion, Mary Poppins Returns will once again feature a delightfully imaginative animated sequence, show-stopping dance numbers, and all sorts of wonders that only Mary Poppins could bring. Meryl Streep plays Mary’s cousin Topsy, who lives in a flip-flopped world of opposites. Also featured in the film will be Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, and Dick Van Dyke. Van Dyke is the sole returning cast member from the original film, and will play the son of Mr. Dawes, whom he played in Mary Poppins.
Mary Poppins Returns will be in theaters December 19.