Lin Manuel-Miranda stole our hearts with Hamilton, and it looks like he plans to keep them for a good long while thanks to his role in the new Mary Poppins film, Mary Poppins Returns.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Miranda gave us some some insight on his role. He will play “a street lamplighter named Jack,” and Miranda says his character is very similar to Dick Van Dyke‘s Bert from the original version of the Disney classic.
This movie sounds like so much fun!
Our beloved Emily Blunt will play the title role of Mary Poppins, and she’s nervous. As she told PopSugar in an interview:
We believe in you, Emily! After all, you turned your role as Emily in The Devil Wears Prada into an icon.
Adding to the magic, esteemed actress Meryl Streep will be part of the movie, making this Emily Blunt’s third film with her:
According to ComicBook.com, the movie will draw from the seven other Mary Poppins novels by P.L. Travers. Mary Poppins Returns “follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss.” No one can remain sad in the presence of Mary Poppins, and with the help of Miranda’s Jack, the family will be able to rediscover their sense of love and wonder.