News: ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel Gets Title & Release Date
Jun 3, 2016
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Disney’s live-action sequel to its 1964 classic Mary Poppins will hit theaters on December 25, 2018, as Mary Poppins Returns. The company just announced the title and date for its film starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The studio earlier had staked that Christmas date for an “Untitled Disney Live Action #2.”

Blunt will star as the magical English nanny, and Hamilton star Miranda will play a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. Set in Depression-era London, it follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. [source]