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Mary Poppins Returns first photos, cast, plot details and release date

June 11, 2017 3:51 PM
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Mary Poppins Returns first photos, cast, plot details and release date

TAKE a first look at the cast in action in Disney's Mary Poppins sequel.

The new movie sees Emily Blunt take over the titular role from Julie Andrews, as the magical nanny returns to Cherry Tree Lane once again.

It's 1935, 25 years after the events of Disney's original musical, when the United Kingdom is in the middle of the Great Depression. The now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children - Annabel, Georgie and John - are visited by Mary following the death of Michael's wife.

The Banks family is left numb and joyless from grief, and in need of a spoonful of Mary to lift them up again.

The film has been busy filming in and outside of London over the last few montths and here are some of the set photos (via Entertainment Weekly)

Here Lin-Manuel Miranda is seen as Jack the lamplighter, a friend of Mary's, leading the three Banks children - Annabel (Pixie Davies), Georgie (Joel Dawson), and John (Nathanael Saleh) - in the big musical number, Trip a Little Light Fantastic, through the streets of London.

Cherry Tree Lane is recreated once again as it's where the home of the Banks family is located with Admiral Boom's infamous Naval residence next door. He's set to be played by David Warner in the movie.

Concept art shows Jack lighting lamps along London's Southbank at night.

Jack and his band of lamplighters - called the Leeries - light the way during the Trip a Little Light Fantastic musical number.

Lin-Manuel, Emily, Pixie, Nathanael, Joel and Meryl Streep - who plays Topsy Poppins - rehearse the new songs with Marc Shaiman, who co-wrote the new score with Scott Wittman.

Not pictured are Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer, who play the now-adult Banks children Jane and Michael.

The film also welcomes Julie Walters to the cast as Ellen, Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkin, Angela Lansbury as Balloon Lady and Jeremy Swift as a character called Gooding.


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