As we know Emily Blunt has been cast as the new Mary Poppins in Disney’s upcoming sequel “Mary Poppins Returns”. Yup once again another classic movie being touched. Blunt says that the film’s director Rob Marshall was the one to break the news of Blunt’s casting to Julie Andrews. The reaction was everything she could have hoped for:
“Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw Andrews, and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s playing Mary Poppins,’ and she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’. I felt like I wanted to cry. It was lovely to get her stamp of approval. That took the edge off it, for sure.”
There have been many rumors going round that Andrews and her co-star Dick Van Dyke will be making an appearance in the sequel, but don’t take my word for it as its yet to be confirmed. Blunt spoke with outlet about fear of taking on such a huge iconic role:
“I enjoy the challenge to be versatile… but I want to find the silliness again. I feel a little more trepidation with this character because she’s so emblematic of people’s nostalgia. It’s such an important character in people’s childhood.”
Though its been said to be a sequel of the childhood classic movie of 1964, Blunt has confirmed that the new movie will be much closer to what P .L. Travers envisioned in her original book series. So not quite the little sequel after all then!
“We’re delving into the books a lot more, which is a different version of the character, I’ll say that much. She’s a little meaner, yeah.”
Hmm a mean Mary Poppins, what’s going on there then?
“Mary Poppins 2” (Sequel, remake, whatever) begins shooting later this year ahead of a Christmas 2018 release. Whats your views on this movie classic being touched?