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New Mary Poppins Returns sneak peek and character posters revealed

Hot on the heels of the Dumbo trailer released earlier today, Disney have also revealed a whole bunch of brand new Mary Popping Returns character posters and a sneak peek look at the sequel featuring new footage!

The film is a sequel to Disney’s Oscar-winning 1964 Mary Poppins classic, featuring Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer as the grown up Banks children who are struggling with daily life and making ends meet. The character posters introduce Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s lamplighter Jack, Julie Walters’ Ellen, Meryl Streep’s Topsy and Colin Firth’s William Weatherall Wilkins.

Check out the trailer and character posters below!

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

“Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

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