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Mary Poppins Returns - Disney release first-look photo

Mary Poppins Returns

Story by Jack Foley

DISNEY has shared a first look photo of Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns.

The photo shows Blunt as the magical nanny, standing outside the beloved Banks family home once again – although the picture is a side profile, which means we cannot see her actual face.

However, some of her costume, designed by Sandy Powell, is apparent and shows Poppins in a more colourful outfit than Julie Andrews ever wore in the 1964 original.

Blunt is wearing a decorated, small-brim maroon hat, fitted cobalt blue coat, teal gloves and oxford shoes with that patterned doctor’s bag full of magical trinkets. There is no sign, as yet, of her magical umbrella.

Set 25 years after the events of the first Mary Poppins movie, this [very] belated follow-up checks back in on the now grown-up children, Michael and Jane Banks, who have just experienced a personal loss.

Poppins then teams up with her lamplighter friend, Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), to help the family.

Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters also star in the Rob Marshall film, which is currently in production in London.

Mary Poppins Returns is currently due for release in cinemas on December 25, 2018.

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