Coming 54 years after the original (and they say The Incredibles 2 was long-awaited) Mary Poppins Returns has a brand new trailer, showing it’s cast in full along with nostalgic inducing 2D animation and fantasy sequences. Check out the trailer below.
The trailer shows Emily Blunt taking over the lead role from Julie Andrews as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda as the Guy With An Awful English Accent aka Jack, plus Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters and of course the original man with the terrible English accent, Dick Van Dyke. The story takes place in depression-era London with the now grown up Jane and Michael Banks (Whishow and Mortimer) who are visited by Mary Poppins following a personal loss as she shows the family how to rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Directed by Rob Marshall, the sequel is in safe hands with his previous work including Chicago and Into the Woods. His musical experience as well as obvious love for the original movie comes through clearly in the trailer. Marshall takes a writing credit along with his collaborators David Magee (Finding Neverland, Life of Pi) and John DeLuca who previously produced Into the Woods, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Chicago. The film is due for release on 19th December 2018.
What are your thoughts regarding the film, casting, trailer, the music? Do you like it? Do you think it’s another pointless sequel or are you excited by it?
There are a lot of nervous people when it comes to the Mary Poppins sequel, it holds a special place in so many people’s hearts and rightly so. Mary Poppins was an instant classic, it’s at the top of a lot of people’s favourite films list and it stars Julie Andrews. Now, whilst you can’t out “Julie” Julie Andrews, the casting of Emily Blunt is sheer perfection. She has the eloquent English look, sound and demeanour. I’m looking forward to seeing her take on this classical character, although I feel I need to watch the 1964 original again. It’s been a while and frankly I can’t remember much of it.
The story of Mary Poppins Returns is set during depression-era London where the now grown up Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children are visited by Mary Poppins after a personal loss. Her visit comes at a time when the family needs her help to rediscover happiness and joy in their lives. The film is directed by Rob Marshall whose previous credits include Into the Woods, Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides and Chicago. Along with Blunt, it also stars Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Angela Lansbury. It’s due for release during Christmas in 2018, so we’ve got a while to wait still! In the meantime here are a few images, one official and others sneakily taken on set.
The fuzzy friend from my childhood has come to life once more as a digital version of his former jittery self (assuming you remember the old stop-motion cartoons). Paddington Bear is coming to the big screen. I’m not going to call this a long-awaited adaptation of the children’s classic because I don’t honestly know who has been waiting for it. Have you? No, didn’t think so! BUT I’m not complaining, I did love the cartoon, and I enjoy it when you have all of this nostalgia thrown in your face. However, the trailer is a little disappointing. Whilst it is obviously a fun family film, there’s parts which is find a tad troubling. For example, where is his lovely blue coat? and why is he, at one point, wearing nothing? I have never seen him without the famous hat and coat at the same time but here we see him in all his glory (pretty much). Why? I know and love the old school bear who would never be seen without these iconic items. Even when he’s out and about, trying to tackle the dreaded escalator on the Underground, all he’s wearing is his hat. GIVE HIM HIS BLUE COAT!
I’m not too concerned about it however, from the posters he will, at some point, be in his full gear. I suppose this could be a good thing. I did have a thought that maybe, JUST MAYBE, it could be a like an origin story. Where his hat and coat come from, who gives him his first marmalade sandwich and so on. It’s just a thought. What do you think? Keep. It Reel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-d-V9jXYDE