First Look: Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins (Photo)

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Mary Poppins” fans better get ready to gulp down those spoonfuls of sugar, because Disney has released a first look photo of Emily Blunt as the beloved all-flying, all-singing nanny in “Mary Poppins Returns.”

The photo shows Poppins from behind on a leafy London street, complete with hat, stylish blue and purple coat, and of course the mixed-patterned handbag. All that’s missing appears to Mary’s broomstick alternative, her signature parrot-topped black umbrella.

Although as fans of the super-nanny know, the umbrella could well be stashed away in her bottomless bag which in the original stored a large plant and an ornate lamp among other eclectic items. The character was created by P.L. Travers and was first played onscreen by Julie Andrews.

Check out the photo below:

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Emily Blunt takes over the role originated by Julie Andrews (Photo credit: Disney)


The latest version also boasts a supporting cast including Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, a street lamplighter who could well be an updated version of Dick van Dyke’s “chim chimney” sweep from the 1964 original film, Meryl Streep as Poppins’ cousin Topsy, who wasn’t in the earlier film, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, and Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins. Angela Lansbury will also appear.

The movie is set to reunite the director and producing team behind Disney’s hit musical “Into the Woods,” with Rob Marshall in the director’s chair and Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt all down as producers.

The Mary Poppins sequel hits theaters Dec. 25, 2018.

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  1. Emily Blunt is very talented she just have to choose her roles carefully, last year she starred in ‘The Girl on the Train’ with an incredible performance and got a BAFTA nomination.
    maybe with Mary Poppins she might get an academy award nomination next year.

    • Tender Puppy! says:

      Oh please, I love Blunt and want her to be an Oscar nominee soon. But Marshall has a shoddy track record, so I’m highly skeptical she’ll be able to get any farther than perhaps winning Best Actress – Comedy/Musical at the Golden Globes.

  2. LabArde says:

    Meryl Streep is an amazing actress. My heroine!!! She will outlast all of haters and she has a huge and generous heart!!! GOD bless Meryl Streep!!:)

  3. ludivine Vernet says:

    Well, I saw the original when I was 9. And I don’t like remakes. I do like Emily Blunt but I will never go and see anything with Meyrl Streep again. Hey Hollywood, Meyrl is over!

  4. Ms. Garza says:

    Was interested in seeing this, but when I saw Meryl Streep name I and thousands will be passing this film over. Get rid of Streep then we will watch it.

  5. cadavra says:

    Her right hand is blocked by her body, so it’s entirely possible that the umbrella is there, just not visible at this angle.

    • Tender Puppy! says:

      Nailed it, cadavra. Don’t see how that didn’t occur to the author. Just because it’s not an open umbrella….Marshall would have to be an absolute fool to eliminate such an essential item as the umbrella.

    • Waldemar Lopes says:

      Julie Andrews is incomparable.

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