We were beside ourselves with excitement when we first heard the news about Mary Poppins getting a reboot. And when Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda confirmed their starring roles in the film, we had more reasons to celebrate.
But now that we’ve learned Dick Van Dyke will return in the Mary Poppins reboot, we actually don’t know how to handle so much happiness.
The Hollywood Reporter just confirmed Van Dyke’s return to the movie. In a larger piece about iconic stars who continue to work well into their winter years, they focus a section on the almost 91-year-old Dick Van Dyke.
While both Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke previously expressed support for the new film, neither one had confirmed having any specific role in it.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Van Dyke was excited about his upcoming role and talented people he’ll be working with.
He said, “This [movie] supposedly takes place 20 years later and the kids are all grown up. It’s a great cast — Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and that guy [Lin-Manuel Miranda] from Hamilton.”
Adding Van Dyke to this already stacked cast leaves us seriously speechless.