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Disney has some incredible reboots in store, but one of the most highly anticipated has to be the upcoming sequel to Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns. While nothing can top the original, the film has some incredible stars lined up, including cameos from the original cast! Not to mention, the production team certainly knows a thing or two about musical adaptations. Get all the details about the movie, as well as the release date, here. The Cast Emily Blunt will take on the coveted role of Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a lamplighter named Jack. The film also stars Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. Dick Van Dyke (who played Bert in the original movie) will also make a special appearance as Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson will play the three new Banks children. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim once again demonstrated its unrivaled franchise power through Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney and Pixar, as well as the unique mining of its animated legacy. And, in highlighting its social relevance, the emphasis was on diversity and unity in conquering prejudice and hate.
On Friday, the Expo was ecstatic over the hilarious clip of Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) getting snarky with all of the Disney princesses in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (November 21, 2018) — the ultimate Mouse House strut. It was also refreshing to learn that Holly Hunter’s mom, Helen/Elastagirl, will be the star of Brad Bird’s “Incredibles 2” (June 15, 2018), picks up where the last one left off in 2004, with the Underminer (John Ratzenberger) wreaking havoc.
However, on Saturday, Disney wowed them with clips and behind-the-scene footage from “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “The Lion King. »
- Bill Desowitz
Walt Disney Studios used a portion of their live action panel during their fan expo, D23, to set the record straight on some recent rumors. "Some of which are true and some of which are not," president Sean Bailey explained.
What's not true? Rumors that the studio is having troubles casting the live-action Aladdin. Mena Massoud will play the titular prince of thieves, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) is playing Jasmine and Will Smith indeed has been cast as the Genie. This new iteration will pull from the animated classic, as well as folk tales of The One Thousand and One Nights.
Related: Disney & Pixar Animation Reveal New Details on 'Frozen 2,' 'The Incredibles 2,' 'Toy Story 4' and More During D23!
Although it was reported back in August of last year that Julie Andrews was in talks to join Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel, the Oscar-winning actress opted against a cameo in 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns, with director Rob Marshall revealing to EW that Andrews was concerned that by making an appearance she could take the spotlight away from her successor Emily Blunt.
“[Julie] had known it was in the works, then we said, ‘We’re doing it,’ and she said, ‘Oh, thank God,’” said Marshall. “Then we said, ‘And we’re thinking of Emily Blunt,’ and she just threw her hands up in the air and said yes. I think a lot of people feel that way about Emily’s work. Julie will always be, for me and for everybody, the most astonishing performance as Mary Poppins, winning the Oscar and bursting onto the scene so brilliantly. But Emily is the »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Zehra Phelan
Entertainment Weekly have released a new set of delightful first look images from the Disney reboot of Mary Poppins Returns even if the film isn’t due to hit the big screen until Christmas 2018.
Related: Mary Poppins Returns News
Mary Poppins, who was originally made famous my Julie Andrews in 1964, is set firmly in the hearts of the population both young and old; it’s a story that’s stood the test of time so there is no surprise regarding the bubbling excitement that has been doing the rounds since the announcement of the project.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly Emily Blunt, who plays the titular role, was very aware of how important it was getting the story and feel of the original right, she stated “I hope what we’re doing, and it certainly feels this way to me, is beautiful and profound and »
- Zehra Phelan
Entertainment Weekly has dropped a whole load of official images from the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns online.
Mary Poppins Returns will arrive in cinemas on Christmas Day, 2018, and will also feature the acting talents of Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth), while Angela Lansbury and original Mary Poppins Julie Andrews will also make appearances.
Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic »
- Paul Heath
Entertainment Weekly has revealed three first-look images for Disney’s upcoming sequel to the classic 1964 film Mary Poppins Returns featuring Emily Blunt as the titular magical nanny, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw as the grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, and Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson and Nathanael Saleh as the Banks children Annabel, Georgie and John. Take a look below, along with a series of behind-the-scenes images from the film…
Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, »
- Amie Cranswick
Next year, one of the most iconic characters in all of cinema is back on the big screen in Disney's highly-anticipated Mary Poppins Returns. We've already seen first look photos of both Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as the lamplighter Jack, but today we have even more new images, along with behind-the-scenes photos and concept art. We also have more details from director Rob Marshall, who teases how he brought Mary Poppins back to life.
Entertainment Weekly debuted its new cover for this week's print edition, which features Emily Blunt in full costume as Mary Poppins. The site also has new photos featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, Pixie Davies as Annabel Banks, Joel Dawson as Georgie Banks, Nathanael Saleh as John Banks, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks and Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks. There are also behind-the-scenes shots with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, »
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Mary Poppins Returns! Or rather, she will on December 25th, 2018, but Entertainment Weekly has returned from Cherry Tree Lane today bearing gifts – specifically, a slew of new photos for Disney and Rob Marshall’s magical follow-up.
It’s a sequel that’s been on the cards for a generation, and it’s really a testimony to the enduring legacy of P.L. Travers’ eight-book series that even now, more than 50 years after she first floated via umbrella onto the big screen, that Mary Poppins is still one of, if not the most renown nannies in cinema. Edge of Tomorrow actress Emily Blunt closed a deal to play Poppins more than a year ago after receiving the blessing of Julie Andrews, and up above you’ll see Blunt kitted out in period garb and floating over the cobbled streets of London. »
- Michael Briers
Got an inner Disney princess that’s dying to come out? Whether you consider yourself a Cinderella, a Belle or a Sleeping Beauty, you no longer have to keep your princess preference to yourself. There are more ways than ever to get regal, whether you’re hoping to get married in a pumpkin carriage-worthy ballgown or looking to spice things up royally in the lingerie department. Below, check out all the ways you can dress yourself Disney
Walt Disney World in Florida just opened The Dress Shop on Cherry Tree Lane, which is a one-of-a-kind boutique that sells »
- Kaitlyn Frey
Author: Zehra Phelan
A number of new set images have been doing the circuit for Emily Blunt’s upcoming Mary Poppins reboot, Mary Poppins Returns showing what looks like a bicycle chase across the streets of central London including some atmospheric shots outside of Buckingham Palace. See the gallery of images below.
Related: Mary Poppins Returns First Images
Gordon Harrold, Royal Butler to Prince Harry and historical TV and Film advisor, took to twitter to tweet two eerie and atmospheric shots of the set.
Wonderfully atmosphere filming Mary Poppins Returns outside Buckingham Palace today. Scale of filming is breathtaking. #marypoppinsreturns pic.twitter.com/owKRnxIIP1
— Gordon Harrold (@TheRoyalFootman) April 2, 2017
Mary Poppins Returns doesn’t release onto the big screen until December 2018 but the buzz surrounding the Disney reboot is phenomenal. Looking at the gallery of images to see London transported back to the hazy fog-filled days of yesteryear there is no »
- Zehra Phelan
Thanks to Twitter user Nanny Lella, four set photos have arrived online for Disney’s upcoming sequel to the classic 1964 film Mary Poppins Returns featuring Emily Blunt as the titular magical nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack; take a look below…
She is perfect ✨ #marypoppinsreturns pic.twitter.com/fytV37Hxxn
— Nanny Lalla (@nanny_lalla) April 3, 2017
Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills »
- Amie Cranswick
Back in February, production began on Disney's long-awaited Mary Poppins Returns, which has been filming at Shepperton Studios in London. The production has also been filming on location in various areas of London, and over the weekend, new Mary Poppins Returns set photos surfaced, featuring both Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda embarking on a late-night bike ride through the city near Buckingham Palace, and it seems they're joined by a number of young bike riders as well. No details were given for this scene in question, or when it takes place in this story.
Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers' additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. »
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Mary Poppins Returns just outside London’s famous Buckingham Palace in this fresh batch of set photos for Disney’s fantastical continuation.
Coming to us by way of Metro, up above you’ll get another sneak peek at Emily Blunt in the title role, who picks up the suitcase, magical umbrella and iconic pink hat first donned by Julie Andrews all those years ago. Pitched as a sequel and definitely not a remake – unlike, say, Disney’s recent box office smash, Beauty and the Beast – Mary Poppins Returns is set against the Depression-era London of the 1930s, where Jane and Michael Banks are now all grown up and have children of their own. That doesn’t exempt the Banks siblings from a visit from Blunt’s lovable nanny, though.
And now that filming continues apace in the English capital, these set photos tease a number of extras dressed in period garb. »
- Michael Briers
With production continuing on Disney's highly-anticipated Mary Poppins Returns, we finally have our first look at Lin-Manuel Miranda as a lampighter named Jack. We also have even more photos, straight from the London set, which gives us our first look at the grown-up Banks children, Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael (Ben Whishaw), as they carry a kite while walking through town with their children. If that wasn't enough, we also get more images with the title character herself, played by Emily Blunt.
These new photos surfaced from various Twitter accounts, which come just a few days after Disney unveiled the first official look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. The film also stars Julie Walters Colin Firth and Meryl Streep, while introducing three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. The cast is rounded out by silver screen legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. »
Lin-Manuel Miranda is so big right now that he’s verging on overexposure. Roughly a year ago, hardly anyone knew who the man was. Sure, he’d done some work a lot of us had seen without realizing (he’d done the music for Maz Kanata’s bar in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, among other things), but he wasn’t really a household name until Hamilton hit it big last year. Buzz had been circulating around that musical for some time, but it wasn’t until the album was released to the general public that it really took off.
Miranda had already done work on Disney’s Moana, but he was now a marketable name, and so began the snowball effect of his popularity. It was in 2016 that we also learned that Miranda would be involved in the Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns. While the film isn »
- Joseph Medina
Last week, Disney released the first image of Emily Blunt as the titular nanny from Mary Poppins Returns and now, thanks to Twitter user Gordon Harrold, we have our first look at Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack. Harold snapped a few set photos while the cast and crew were shooting a scene, one of which puts Jack front and center as he hangs on a lamppost; the film is currently in production in England.
— Gordon Harrold (@TheRoyalFootman) March 5, 2017
The stills also show Blunt sporting a different costume than what we saw her wearing in the official image, trading in an eloquent blue/purple outfit for a red one.
It seems like it’s only a matter of »
- Justin Cook
Mary Poppins Returns has been filming in London for a few weeks now, mostly within the tight, highly secured compounds of Shepperton Studios just outside of the city, but at the weekend, cameras started to roll in the city itself, specifically the Bank area of the square mile. Check out the Mary Poppins Returns photos below.
During the week, this is probably one of the busiest areas of town with businessmen and bankers amongst the hustle and bustle, but on Sunday (March 4), Emily Blunt and co. were spotted in the area shooting the sequel to the most beloved of Disney’s live-action movies. It looks like the filmmakers have had some period London buses and automobiles into town for the shoot, which was taking place outside the iconic Bank Of England.
The Mary Poppins Returns photos also »
- Paul Heath
Author: Jon Lyus
Over the weekend a small corner of our Twitter feed was briefly panicked by the goings on in the City of London. Smoke was pouring out of a part of Cornhill and worried twitter users in the area quickly spread the word that it was, in fact, location filming for Disney’s latest’s franchise revisitation with Mary Poppins Returns.
The Bank of England and the Royal Exchange were important landmarks in the original stories, and in the 1964 film. This time the production team were actually there. See below for some excellent shots, including our first look at Lin-Manuel Miranda in costume. Consider us hyped to the nines.
New #MaryPoppins movie filming at Bank. @Lin_Manuel, where are you?! #MaryPoppinsReturns #London #Disney #Filmset pic.twitter.com/jCSsP8RZal
— Tobias Gunkel (@TobGunc) March 4, 2017
- Jon Lyus
Simon Brew Mar 6, 2017
With Beauty & The Beast primed to land in UK cinemas in just under two weeks, work is already underway on the next big live action family movie from Disney. And it just happens to be Mary Poppins Returns.
We broke the story that Emily Blunt was in contention for the lead in the film months ahead of those cads at Variety (didn’t stop them claiming it as an exclusive, and refusing to back down, but no, we’re over it). The most important thing though is that the film is happening, filming right now, and for the purposes of this story, the first image from the production has been released.
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