Mary Poppins Returns trailer: Emily Blunt is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

It will feel like sacrilege to some but the Disney sequel to Mary Poppins is edging closer and during last night's Oscars the first teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns was aired. Despite the luscious strings there is something a little bit odd about the tone - and watching the silhouette of a woman floating down from the sky is a little unnerving. Check it out above and see what you think.

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Rob Marshall (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Into The Woods) takes his place in the directors chair, while Emily Blunt is the magical nanny. Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as her friend Jack, Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

Mary Poppins Returns floats down into UK cinemas on December 21st 2018.

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