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?
After her success with Lady Bird and becoming an Oscar nominated director, Greta Gerwig is setting her sights on something even bigger for her next project. She is currently in talks to take on Little Women with a cast which includes Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Florence Pugh.
Greta has been attached to the project for quite some time as a writer however it is now being said that she will direct and re-team with Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet from Lady Bird. This will be the latest version of the classic tale by Lousia May Alcott which is about the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as they wrestle with family, relationships, and their own growth from childhood to womanhood.
Sarah Polley was on script duties before Greta came on-board in 2016 after Sony set the film up at Columbia Pictures. This is one of many adaptations of the well-known novel with the 1994 version being the most popular and starring the likes of Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst.
The cast has had a pretty busy time lately with Timothée starring in Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird plus his upcoming role in Beautiful Boy which just had a trailer released. Saoirse who also appeared in Lady Bird, starred in On Chesil Beach as well as filming Mary Queen of Scots and The Seagull. This will be the first project of Greta’s since becoming an Oscar nominated director.