New 'Mary Poppins Returns' trailer reveals its first song, and a Michael and Jane comeback

Odette Odendaal
Nov 19, 2018
09:14 P.M.

On Thursday, Disney released the third teaser of "Mary Poppins Returns."


The next generation of the Banks family needed help with finding joy and wonder once more following the death of their mother.

In the all-new musical Mary Poppins returns to restore some exuberance into their lives. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

Emily Blunt portrays the role of the practical and pedantic, yet magically endowed Mary Poppins that can turn any task into something of an adventure.


Mary Poppins’ new friend Jack, the optimistic street lamplighter, is played by Lin-Manual Miranda as he helps bring light and life to the streets of London.

In an accompanying featurette, Lin-Manuel enthused how exciting it is and said:

“I mean, the chance to explore that world even more in this new original story with incredible, original, enchanting music.”


Meryl Streep got cast as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy, the Banks’ housekeeper, Ellen is played by Julie Walters.

The Balloon Lady, a treasured character for the books of PL Travers portrayed by non-other than Angela Lansbury. The cast also consists of Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks.

Michael Banks played by Ben Whishaw, Colin Firth as the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Wilkins and Dick Van Dyke returning to dance again in his role of Mr. Dawes Jr.


New members of the cast are Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson, who play the three Banks’ children.

The movie, directed by Rob Marshall, with whom Emily Blunt worked with on the 2014 musical, "Into The Woods," and earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

Both movies were based on the children’s book series originally published between 1934-1988 and written by P.L. Travers.


During this time he wrote eight novels featuring Mary Poppins with a wealth of material just waiting to come alive on screen.

The new movie is set in the Depression era in London, which was the original setting in the book, and also see the introduction of a new character, Jack, played by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Jack replaces Bert, portrayed by Dick Van Dyke in the original movie in 1964.


The first ‘Mary Poppins’ which premiered in 1964 went on to become Disney’s most successful film at the Oscars, with a first for the studio after being nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, even though it lost to "My Fair Lady."

The movie went on to walk away with five Oscars. "Mary Poppins" also saw the rise of Julie Andrews, who made her film debut starring as Mary and won the Oscar for Best Actress.

The movie was a hit and earned $100 million at the box office.


Although the new release is based on the books and not the first feature film, the trailer makes a few references in honor of the original classic.

As the trailer starts, it shows the view of the iconic Cherry Tree Lane, the same as it had been in the original movie.


Jane and Michael Banks are seen busy in the attic, looking at all the toys from their childhood and wondering why they kept it all these years, in a box that Michael throws out is the kite his father repaired in the 1964 version.

Further along in the trailer, Jack and one of Michael’s children play in the park when a strong wind came up, and he knew that someone special was on the way.

The scene is reminiscent of a similar in the first version where Bert felt something in the wind.

We will have to wait for the release currently set for December 19, to see the new "Mary Poppins Returns" and all the adventures they explore.

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