Here's Your First Look at Emily Blunt in Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns'

"Mary Poppins Returns" opens in theaters December 25, 2018.

Emily Blunt replaces Julie Andrews as the practically flawless nanny, who's reunited with the Banks family 20 years after the events of the original film. But in their time of need, Mary comes floating back in their lives to help them rediscover joy and wonder. Blunt is missing Mary's usual umbrella but she is clad in royal blue ruffled overcoat, light blue gloves and a maroon hat with a bird on it. (Guessing that's a faux animal but this is Disney so anything's possible.) And the gaudy bag completes the look fittingly.

What's more, Dick Van Dyke will also make a very special appearance in the sequel.

This is the latest news we've heard on Mary Poppins sequel since the studio announced Angela Lansbury will play a balloon vendor known as the Balloon Lady (I can not wait for this) in the film last month.

The film's director is Rob Marshall, whose previous work includes Chicago and Into The Woods, while the script is being produced by Finding Neverland writer David Magee.

Emily Blunt in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns.

"Mary Poppins Returns" is set in 1930s depression-era London, and draws from P.L. Travers' additional seven books.

The film also stars Ben Whishaw ("Spectre"), Emily Mortimer ("Hugo") and Julie Walters ("Harry Potter" films) with Colin Firth ("The King's Speech") and Meryl Streep ("Florence Foster Jenkins").

The photo shows Blunt as the beloved nanny, standing outside the Banks home.

While this sequel is set 25 years after the original film, it appears that Mary herself hasn't aged a day. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are writing all new songs, and Shaiman is composing an original score.

  • Jacqueline Ellis