First look at Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins ReturnsAn image of Emily Blunt in full costume as the iconic British nanny, Mary Poppins, has just been released for the upcoming sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.

As previously reported, Mary Poppins Returns will be a continuation of the story of the classic Disney film (starring Julie Andrews in the titular role). Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will also be playing a role as a lamplighter.

The synopsis of the film, according to IGN, is as follows:

Mary Poppins Returns takes place 25 years after the first film and is set during the 1930s depression-era London, which happens to be the time period of P.L. Travers’ original novels. The story follows the now-grown children Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) who’ve experienced a personal loss. With the help from her lamplighter friend Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Mary Poppins returns to help the Banks family with her magic once again.”

The film is considered an extension since it covers material from other novels of P.L. Travers. It will be directed by Rob Marshall.

Mary Poppins Returns boasts of an all-star cast that also includes Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke, and Angela Lansbury. New songs will be written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (the team behind Hairspray).

Mary Poppins Returns is due to be released on December 25, 2018.