If the latest news coming out of Hollywood is to be believed (and we’re not saying it isn’t) then the upcoming sequel to Disney’s timeless classic, Mary Poppins, is just about to add some major star appeal to it’s cast.
The one and only Meryl Streep is said to currently be in advanced talks with Disney studio execs over a part alongside her Into the Woods co-star Emily Blunt, who’s already been confirmed for the role of Mary Poppins, originally made famous by Julie Andrews back in 1964.
When you take into account the phenomenal success of Mary Poppins, winning 5 Academy Awards and taking in record box office takings back in 1964, it’s no surprise that Disney is looking to boost the highly anticipated sequel with arguably the greatest actress in history.
Mary Poppins Returns, the official title of the sequel, will be set in depression-era London, several years after the events of the first film, and will follow the exploits of Jane and Michael Banks during their adult years. With a recent family tragedy, Michael’s three children soon find themselves visited by nanny-extraordinaire Mary Poppins (Blunt), who used her unique methods to bring enjoyment back to the Banks family.
Rob Marshall, who directed Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep in the modern family musical Into the Woods, is attached to direct the sequel that is slated for a Christmas 2018 release worldwide.