Prepare to feel like a kid again. The first full trailer for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns has arrived and it’s packed full of warm fuzzies. The singing! The dancing! The animation! The idea that a lovely British woman could arrive and fix your life! But seriously, is there some kind of service that offers that? A nanny for adults? We’d pay for that.
Taking over Julie Andrews’ iconic role as Mary Poppins is Emily Blunt, who was born to play the beloved character. The new film centres around Blunt as Poppins returns to London 25 years after the events of the original film to see grown up Jane and Michael Banks, played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw. Arriving in London via a kite, Poppins’ surprises her former charges, with Michael raising three young children after going through a loss. We have a feeling we know who will help Michael and his children get through their tragedy.
“You seem hardly to have aged at all,” Michael says to Mary Poppins in the trailer. Not missing a beat with the trademark wit Andrews brought to the character, Blunt quips “Really? One never discusses a woman’s age, Michael.” Is ‘Yas Poppins’ going to be the ‘Yas Kween’ of 2018? It could happen.
The new film also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda who plays Jack, an apprentice lamplighter to Dick Van Dyke’s famous Bert, with Van Dyke also appearing in the new film as Mr. Dawes Jr. The legendary actor makes his first appearance in this week’s trailer, along Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, and Meryl Streep, who will reunite with Blunt for the first time since The Devil Wears Prada.
The new full length trailer looks to have all the same cornerstones of the 1964 cinema classic, including life lessons in the form of original musical numbers, a strong focus on family, and fantastical adventures that blend the lines between live action and animation. Plus, we just feel better when Mary Poppins is around, don’t we?
Mary Poppins Returns arrives in theatres on December 19.