Practically perfect in every way?
Well, whatever you may have thought back in 2016 when the Mary Poppins sequel was first announced, now is your chance to get a glimpse at the upcoming film. On Sunday (March 4), the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel was released during the live telecast of the 2018 Academy Awards. While the minute-and-a-half clip does not give away the plot of the film, the viewer is reacquainted with (adult) Jane and Micheal Banks as well as Mary Poppins and is (briefly) introduced to the nanny’s lamplighter friend Jack as well Micheal’s three children.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will take place during Depression-era London while the premise of the film revolves around Mary’s return after a tragedy strikes the Banks family, leaving the family, including Micheal’s three children, numb and joyless.
The upcoming film is the directed sequel to the beloved 1964 film starring Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke as Bert the chimney sweep.
This time around, Emily Blunt will take the mantle as Mary Poppins while Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda will play lamplighter Jack whose role has been compared to that of Bert.
The all-star cast also includes: Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Angela Lansbury as a balloon vendor; Colin Firth as banker William Weatherall Wilkins; Meryl Streep as Mary’s cousin Topsy; Julie Walters as Ellen the housekeeper; and Dick Van Dyke will play the role Mr. Dawes Jr, the retired chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.
Mary Poppins Returns is set to hit theater on Christmas Day.