Disney teases Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in a new motion poster for Mary Poppins Returns. The new motion poster was released at the live-action panel at Disney’s D23 Expo today.
You can check out the new poster below.
Both Emily Blunt, who stars as the title character, and director Rob Marshall were on hand to talk about the film. Blunt felt that she had to “pay homage to Julie Andrews,” who first played the role in the original Mary Poppins musical back in the 1960s.
“I needed to try to pay homage to Julie Andrews but carve out a new space for myself. And we were very loyal to the books.”
Rob Marshall, who last directed Into the Woods for Disney, says he “was incredibly honored” to be directing the project.
“I was incredibly honored to be approached by Disney about directing a sequel. This is a brand new original film musical from top to bottom, which is very rare, and it is a wonderful opportunity to create something specifically for the screen.”
Directed by Rob Marshall, the film stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters with Meryl Streep and Dick Van Dyke.
Mary Poppins Returns will be released in theaters on December 25, 2018.
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