Emily Blunt descends from the sky in Mary Poppins Returns trailer

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins

Lin-Manuel, best known as the creator and star of musical theatre smash "Hamilton", has penned all of the original new songs for "Mary Poppins Returns", snippets of which pepper the trailer.

In the story, our beloved Michael (played by Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Montimer) are all grown up with children of their own, and after Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins re-enters their lives.

When Jane asks what has brought her back, Poppins states that she has come to "look over the Banks children" once again, not only Michael and Jane, but also Michael's kids Georgie and Annabel (Pixie Davies).

Blunt plays the magical nanny, taking over the role from Julie Andrews, while Dick Van Dyke also makes an appearance in the footage, 54 years after he starred in the first Mary Poppins film.

A new trailer, poster and photos from Mary Poppins Returns have arrived.Here is your latest look at the new adventures on Cherry Tree Lane with the practically ideal nanny.

Marshall directs a script from David Magee, with a screen story by Magee, Marshall and John DeLuca. Colin Firth is a banker, Meryl Streep appears as Mary's eccentric cousin Topsy, Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, and Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth's character.

All in all, this is everything we want in a sequel for a beloved film, and we can't wait for the East wind to blow and bring Mary Poppins back into our lives.

With "Chicago" director Rob Marshall at the helm, the sequel looks like the follow-up to the classic tale we deserve.

Mary Poppins Returns is out in the United Kingdom on 21 December 2018.

Along with the trailer, Disney released a new poster and several new images from the film.



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