Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke are both reportedly in talks to return to the world of Mary Poppins for the upcoming sequel “Mary Poppins Returns” at Disney Pictures says E! Online.
Set in a Depression-era London twenty years later, we will see Poppins return to help the now grown Jane and Michael Banks to find joy in their lives in the wake of a tragedy. Emily Blunt takes on the role of the magical nanny in the new film, joined by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as the male co-lead and Meryl Streep in a key role.
Andrews played Poppins in the original 1964 Disney classic based on the books by P.L. Travers, while Van Dyke was her co-star and live interest. Andrews’ reps has previous denied any discussion occurring about the legendary actress and singer returning for the new film.
Rob Marshall directs the new film which boasts new music from Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winning composer Marc Shaiman.