Mary Poppins was released in 1964, so the wait for a sequel has been a long time coming. The teaser trailer to Mary Poppins Returns, featuring Emily Bluntas the titular character, has debuted and while Poppins doesn’t make an appearance towards the end of the 95 second clip, it is still a must see video.
For one, we get to see Hamilton’sLin-Manuel Miranda navigate a kite and Mr. Banks (Ben Whishaw) softly exclaim “Mary Poppins, it is wonderful to see you.” Blunt immediately replies to the couple (Emily Mortimer plays Mrs. Banks) “Yes it is, isn’t it?” while looking at herself in the mirror.
It will be hard to match Julie Andrews’ iconic performance as Mary Poppins, but Blunt is more than capable of putting her own spin to the character. Co-starring Dick Van Dyke and Meryl Streep, Mary Poppins Returns is set for a Christmas release. Check out the teaser trailer and tell us what you think!
It’s been over five decades since Julie Andrews graced the big screen as Mary Poppins, a classic which garnered her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Since the film’s release back in 1964 there have been numerous rumors of a sequel in the works. All those rumors have been put to rest as Walt Disney Pictures has officially announced Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel set to be released December 25, 2018. Emily Blunt will play the iconic role of Mary Poppins with Rob Marshall, who directed the Oscar winning musical Chicago, behind the camera.
After the initial release of Mary Poppins, the studio was pushing for a sequel with Julie Andrews reprising the role. A few years ago, we spoke to Dame Andrews who told us the studio decided it wouldn’t be a good idea, and she agreed with their final verdict.
While we very much like Emily Blunt who seems to be a great fit to reprise Mary Poppins, is it a good idea to make a sequel to the iconic film? You be the judge give us your thoughts!
The iconic Walt Disney musical Mary Poppins opened in theatres August 27, 1964. The filmed turned Dame Julie Andrews into one of the most beloved movie stars to ever grace the silver screen. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Andrews.
We had the honor to speak to the stage/screen legend over the years and she reflected on the night she won the coveted Oscar. It was definitely a night of surprises for Andrews, who was a fan of fellow nominee Anne Bancroft. (Click on the media bar below to hear Julie Andrews)
Many would be surprised to find out that there was talk of a sequel to Mary Poppins! Andrews wasn’t against the idea, but ultimately the studio decided it wouldn’t be a good idea, and Dame Andrews agrees with their final verdict. (Click on the media bar below to hear Julie Andrews)
Enjoying terrific reviews for his role in this year’s family dramedy BEGINNERS, actor CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER is pretty much a shoe-in for Oscar consideration this season. Probably best known for his co-starring role in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, that’s an association PLUMMER would like to forget. Arguably one of the greatest family films of all time, the big screen adaptation of the Rogers and Hammerstein Broadway musical classic was directed by ROBERT WISE and told the romanticized true story of a young Austrian postulant who takes a job as governess to seven unruly children in the years just prior to World War II. Nominated for ten Academy Awards and the winner of five (including Best Picture), the cast is headed by JULIE ANDREWS and PLUMMER. During an interview with PLUMMER, he told us THE SOUND OF MUSIC is the one film most fans recognize him from…and he’s not happy about it. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Academy Award-winning Director Blake Edwards has died. The legendary filmmaker reportedly succumb to complications from pneumonia, according to the New York Times.
Edwards is best known for the Pink Panther franchise, as well as the drama The Days of Wine and Roses, a moving story about the affects of alcoholism and recovery. The later film earned acting nominations for its stars, Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick and one of the many Oscar wins for Composer Henry Mancini.
Edwards was a staple in the movie biz for over 60 years, giving us a host of screwball comedies from Victor/Victoria and S.O.B, starring his wife, actress Julie Andrews to the mega hit 10, starring Dudley Moore and Bo Derek.
He even re-branded his Pink Panther comedies after the death of lead actor Peter Sellers for a whole new generation with Steve Martin in the role as the bungling Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
His dramatic efforts produced not just the Days of Wine and Roses, but also Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on the Truman Capote novel, starring Audrey Hepburn.
He wed Andrews in 1969, a marriage that lasted 41 years, right up until his death Wednesday.
Blake Edwards was 88 years old.
Check out the wonderful work of Blake Edwards:
The final scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
A classic scene from the Pink Panther.
An all-telling scene from The Days of Wine and Roses.