It’s been 54 years since the enigmatic Mary Poppins captured hearts on the big screen. After more than half a century, she’s back, making this one of the longest waits between a movie and it’s sequel in history. One might say that with such a large gap, the opportunity has passed and the original is past it’s prime. Not our Mary though. Mary Poppins has made her way into the hearts and minds of generations and endeared herself as one of the most beloved characters in movie history so a sequel, no matter how late, is one that we are beside ourselves with excitement for.
Taking place 25 years after the events of the original, Mary Poppin returns to the Banks home to help the children of her former charge, Michael Banks through a difficult time in their lives. A synopsis like that sounds perfect and full of magical opportunity for viewers to be swept up in the world of fantasy that has become so very definitive of Marry Poppins.
We do admit though, we’ve been nervous. The original cast has solidified themselves in our minds. Julie Andrews IS Mary Poppins. Dick Van Dyke IS Bert. How could anyone take their place? So when we received word today of new posters for the movie, we looked with skeptical optimism. Boy, were we surprised. They look incredible and we are now we are wondering, sure Julie Andrews may always be Mary Poppins in our mind’s eye, but maybe, just maybe Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins too.
Take a look at the new photos in the gallery below and let us know what you think!