After Mary Poppins Returns became a box office and critical success, the film’s director Rob Marshall has hinted that a sequel is already in the works, and hopefully we won’t have to wait 54 years for this one.

Speaking to The Sun about a potential sequel, Rob said:

“It is early stages but I will say right now that there were eight books, so there’s a lot of great material still to mine. That’s what we worked from, those incredible eight books of P.L. Travers.”

Producer John DeLuca also revealed that the film’s star, Emily Blunt, was keen to reprise the role originated by Julie Andrews, saying:

“Emily does light up when she speaks to me about it. And if the people want it, I think it will happen… If there’s a great character and story to tell, why not?”

Emily received critical acclaim for her portrayal as Mary Poppins, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role. There is also a possibility Blunt could receive an Oscar nomination for her role. As Julie Andrews did before her.

In Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

Mary Poppins Returns is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

Mary Poppins Returns is in theaters now.

Source: The Sun

 

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