It stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, Pixie Davies as Annabel Banks, Joel Dawson as Georgie Banks, Nathanael Saleh as John Banks, Julie Walters as Ellen, Meryl Streep as Topsy Poppins, Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins, Dick Van Dyke as Mr. Dawes Jr., Angela Lansbury as Balloon Lady, David Warner as Admiral Boom, and Jeremy Swift as Gooding.
The upcoming sequel takes place in the mid 1930s – 25 years after the first film’s events, taking us back to 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Michael Banks now lives as an adult with his wife and three children.
Michael’s sister, Jane has grownup to become a union organizer and after the sudden passing of Michael’s wife, Mary Poppins returns to Cherry Tree Lane to help guide and lift the spirits of the Banks family.
According to EW, there will be magical adventures to the top of London’s Big Ben, to the bottom of the ocean, and dancing penguins. We’ll be introduced to meet Mary Poppins’ cousin Topsy, who lives in an upside down house.
Directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee.
Production handled by Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt.
Mary Poppins Returns is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.