Mary Poppins Returns is an upcoming American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee, from a story by Magee, Marshall, and John DeLuca. Based on the book series by P. L. Travers and a sequel to 1964’s Mary Poppins, the film stars Emily Blunt as the title character, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep in supporting roles. Van Dyke is the only actor from the original to return, portraying the son of one of his original characters. Set in 1935 London, 25 years after the events of the original film, it sees Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, returning after a family tragedy.
The film was officially announced on September 14, 2015. Marshall was hired later that month, and Blunt and Miranda were cast in February 2016. Filming lasted from February to July 2017, and took place at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England.
Mary Poppins Returns is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 19, 2018, giving it one of the longest gaps between live-action film sequels in history at 54 years.
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Produced by: Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt
Screenplay by: David Magee
Story by: David Magee, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca
Based on: Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep
Music by: Marc Shaiman
Cinematography: Dion Beebe
Edited by: Wyatt Smith
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures, Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios