Stars Emily Blunt, who plays Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays Jack the lamplighter, describe how they approached their roles in this next chapter that features brand new music.
The film is intended to be a sequel to the original Mary Poppins film.
“Set in 1930s London, which is the time period of the original novels by P. L. Travers, the story follows Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer), who are now grown up. Michael is living with his three children (Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson) and housekeeper Ellen (Julie Walters), in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael has a personal loss, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) comes back into the lives of the Banks family. She is joined by a street lamplighter named Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), and an eccentric cousin named Topsy (Meryl Streep).
The film was originally scheduled to be released on December 25, 2018. However, in July 2018, it was moved up to December 19, 2018.