34-year-old ‘Sicario’ actress Emily Blunt plays the much-beloved Mary Poppins in Disney’s upcoming ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (December 25 2018), directed by Rob Marshall.
Blunt appeared on a panel at Disney’s D23 Expo yesterday in Anaheim, CA, and said of the film: “I needed to try to pay homage to Julie Andrews but carve out a new space for myself. And we were very loyal to the books. I was incredibly honored to be approached by Disney about directing a sequel. This is a brand new original film musical from top to bottom, which is very rare, and it is a wonderful opportunity to create something specifically for the screen.”
Footage from an upcoming teaser trailer was aired at the D23 Expo as well and it shows Blunt floating down from the sky, just like Julie Andrews! Watch below and let us know what you think: