The newest trailer for Mary Poppins Returns is here, and it’s got plenty of the original film’s touches while embarking on a fresh story.
Mary (Emily Blunt) hasn’t aged a day and has returned to take care of the Bankses, but much has changed since her last visit. Michael and Jane (Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer) have grown up and are trying to keep their family home, and while the film’s synopsis hinted at it, the trailer confirms that Michael’s wife has died. Jane, meanwhile, has embraced her mother’s activist roots and is campaigning for workers’ rights.
The sequel also has plenty of cornerstones that fans will recognize without it being a complete retread of the original film. Song and dance, an exploration of brightly animated worlds that clash with dreary London, and even a questionable cockney accent from Lin-Manuel Miranda that fits right in with Bert the chimney sweeper.
And the trailer barely begins to touch on the supporting cast, which includes Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep (who plays Mary’s cousin Topsy), and Dick Van Dyke, who will play Mr. Dawes Jr. after portraying the character’s father in the original film.
It’s our biggest look at the film yet, and fans are already sold.
— tamara (@extraordinaryo) September 17, 2018
my childhood: pic.twitter.com/6rRDJlxxRv
— La Zanzy ☕️ GOT SPOILERS (@neveradamnjoy) September 17, 2018
I am legit in bits. I was so worried that the new Mary Poppins wouldn’t be right as I love the original so much, but just from the trailer it looks like they’ve captured what it should be perfectly.
I managed to hold it together until I saw Dick Van Dyke ….
— 👑 Alyssa 🐙 (@queen_ursula_uk) September 17, 2018
The new Mary poppins trailer gives me chillllllls 😭😭😭 I cannot wait for dec 19! Lin Manuel always killing it and Emily blunt is just decadent
— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) September 17, 2018
THE NEW MARY POPPINS TRAILER IS MAKING ME EMOTIONAL it looks so good im gonna cry
also lin-manuel miranda colin firth meryl streep AND DICK VAN DYKE BNDFJKNSDJFN
— (ica) JUNK TERROR BILL NOW (@1caaake) September 17, 2018
Disney has also released a poster for Mary Poppins Returns, which features Blunt front and center with several scenes illustrated around her.
— Asad Ayaz (@asadayaz) September 17, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns debuts in theaters Dec. 19.