See Emily Blunt as Iconic Magical Nanny in 'Mary Poppins Returns'

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Disney has shared a first look of Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns, and she's practically flawless in every way.

In the photo, which is quite mysterious, we see Blunt's Mary in a striking blue jacket and a pink hat, adorned with a bird. Mary Poppins' boundless carpet bag, on the other hand, has received a complete makeover (though the jury is out on whether its endless contents have changed). That sounds very, uh, depressing, which is exactly why Mary Poppins does what the title promises: returns! The film is set in the time period of the original novels, the 1930s depression-era.

Dick Van Dyke, who starred as chimney sweep Burt in the original movie, has confirmed he will appear in the sequel. Rob Marshall is directing the new adventure, which floats into theaters December 25, 2018.

Michael and Jane are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen, living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins- with Emily Blunt taking over the iconic role for Andrews-returns along with an optimistic street lamplighter named Jack, played by Hamilton creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda to help the family rekindle their sense of magic.

The 91-year-old actor revealed he had agreed to join the cast of the new movie, which also stars Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).



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