A little over a year ago Disney revealed that they were working on another Mary Poppins film that would be set to take place approximately twenty years after the first movie. Soon after the announcements started of the casting: Emily Blunt will be playing the role of Mary Poppins and that Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a new character in the movie, but what we just learned is that Dick Van Dyke will be joining in as well!
The 91-year old actor confirmed that Meryl Streep and Angela Lansbury would be joining him as well.
Dick Van Dyke has been a household name for as long as I can remember and mainly because of the original Mary Poppins film with Julie Andrews. It’s so exciting that this Disney legend is coming back to the big screen, after all these years.
The new film is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day, 2018.