Next time the wind changes, it’s going to blow a brand new Mary Poppins movie our way. Earlier this year Disney announced that they were bringing everyone’s favorite, spoonfull-of-sugar nanny back to life on the big screen, while we were all like YAS, we were also nervous at the same time.
Would *new* Mary Poppins live up to the wonder and magic that we love so much about the OG one starring national treasure, Julie Andrews? With Emily Blunt in the title role, probably. And now with some new information from her co-star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, we can all breath a collective sigh of release. It already sounds like this Mary Poppins is going to be awesome.
Talking to Variety, Miranda confirmed that the movie is not a reboot, but 100% a sequel and picks up right where we left off…plus about 20 years.
As for his character, while we already knew he’d be playing a lamplighter named Jack, we kinda assumed he’d be like, Bert 2.0 (or, Dick Van Dyke 2.0). And he is.
If you think you’re excited just thinking about this, Miranda is actually the MOST excited.
Just listening to his excitement sure gets US excited about the prospects of this new movie. Mary Poppins will fly into theaters on December 25th, 2018.