Emily Blunt Showers D23 with Sugar in Mary Poppins 2 Panel Video

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And lest you're anxious about Blunt doing justice to Julie Andrews, she knows she could never replace the original Mary Poppins.

Director Rob Marshall and actress Emily Blunt took the stage at D23 Expo 2017 on Saturday to present the first-ever footage from Mary Poppins Returns, a followup to Disney's 1964 classic.

And yet there was no trailer, just a rough cut of scenes and still images, accompanied by the Disney orchestra performing live, playing music from the new film's soundtrack. It will see the Banks children, Jane and Michael, all grown up and played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw.

It opens as the Banks family are dealing with a tragedy which leaves Michael's three children Annabel, Georgie and John broken hearted.

Mary Poppins fans are as lucky as lucky can be.

Aside from Blunt, Colin Firth has also joined the project, set to play Bank president, William Weatherall Wilkins, and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda has been cast as Bert's equivalent - a street lamp lighter called Jack - even Meryl Streep has been given a cameo.

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'I watched about 15 minutes of the original and then stopped because I needed to pay homage to what Julie did but carve out new space for myself, ' said Blunt.

Taking to Twitter, Walt Disney Studios shared a video of Emily Blunt in character, captioning it: "Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins in the upcoming sequel, #MaryPoppinsReturns". I just had to do my version of her'. You won't have to wait too long to confirm whether this new version of Mary Poppins still recommends consuming a spoonful of sugar every day: The moving poster revealed the movie's release date to be Christmas 2018, which will be here before you can say "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of the seven other P.L. Travers' books.

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