Mary Poppins Returns is a family, musical – fantasy movie, which is going to direct by the director of Chicago and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Rob Marshall.
This movie is a sequel of 1964’s movie, Marry Poppins, which was directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the novel of P. L. Travers with the same name.
Mary Poppins Returns Crew
Screenplay of Mary Poppins Returns was penned by David Magee and it is based on the original story of R. L. Travers.
Original movie grossed more than $100 million on box-office in 1964 and now this sequel is also looking quite promising that’s why many producers are investing their money to this part also.
John DeLuca, Rob Marshall and March Platt are the producers whereas Michael Zimmer is the co-producer of Mary Poppins Returns.
Music department is handling by March Shaiman and Scott Wittman whereas Dion Beebe is the cinematographer of Mary Poppins Returns.
Mary Poppins Returns star cast
Julie Andrew was the main lead star in the original movie but now Emily Blunt is playing the main lead role of Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns.
- Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins)
- Meryl Streep (Topsy)
- Colin Firth (William Weatherall Wilkins)
- Lin-Manuel Miranda (Jack)
- Ben Whishaw (Michael Banks)
- Emily Mortimer (Jane Banks)
- Christian Dixon (The Milkman) and many more.
This is the third collaboration between main lead star, Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep as they previously share the silver screens in The Devil Wear Prada and Into the Woods.
Interesting thing of Mary Poppins Returns is that during the casting of original movie Mary Poppins (1964), lead star of the movie, Julie Andrews was pregnant that time and Walt Disney wants her as Mary Poppins and for that he also postponed the production of the movie.
Same thing repeated this time also, main star (Emily Blunt) got pregnant during the announcement of Mary Poppins Returns and they again postponed the production just to cast Emily Blunt as the main lead star of the movie.
Mary Poppins Returns plot is as follows:
It is a sequel of 1964 movie, Mary Poppins, and set 20 years after the story of original movie, during a depression-era London. It revolves around Mary Poppins’s chemistry with Michael’s family.
When Jane, Michael got some personal loss, they visited Mary Poppins’s house with their three children. As Poppins has some magical skills and that’s why she tries to rediscover the joy and fun in their lives with the use of her magical powers.
This movie told us the great chemistry of between Mary Poppins with these children and show the real meaning of life.
About Mary Poppins Returns
It is a production of Marc Platt Productions and Walt Disney Pictures. Walt Disney Pictures decided to took back Mary Poppins on silver screens after around 5 decades.
Cast and crew of the movie is quite strong as there is an Oscar nominee, March Shaiman, is composing the sound track of movie and screenplay of Mary Poppins Returns is also written by Oscar nominee, David Magee, which was based on the novel of P. L. Travers with the same name, Mary Poppins.
While talking with director Rob Marshall about the movie that how you are feeling while doing such a great project he said, “I am truly humbled and honoured to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen. The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation.”
Trailer (Till then enjoy the trailer of original movie)
Let’s have a quick look over original movie, Mary Poppins (1964):
It is a musical, comedy and fantasy movie, which was released on August 27, 1964 and create lots of buzz in Hollywood industry and won almost thirteen awards for best actress, songs, editing, visual effects.
This movie is like the crowning achievement of Walt Disney. Overall conclusion is that this movie is just awesome, so it is really a tough task for Marshall to match the level of original movie.
As it is a musical fantasy movie and soundtracks of original movie won for Best Original Music Score (Chim Chim Cher-ee) that’s why Oscar nominee, Marc Shaiman, is preparing hard to give world class music in this movie.
Mary Poppins Returns Release Date
First news has come on September 14, 2015 that Walt Disney Pictures are preparing for the sequel of Mary Popping and due to the pregnancy of Emily Blunt, Disney postponed the project. So, we have to wait for some year to watch this amazing movie.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures set this movie to knock the door of silver screen on 2018 Christmas (December 25, 2018).
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