Mary Poppins’ spellbinding new trailer provides us with a sneak-peek at a brand new original song.
Emily Blunt, who assumes the mantle from Julie Andrews, puts her vocals on display for new track, Can You Imagine That, which is sure to be another classic musical bop in vein of A Spoonful of Sugar or Supercalifragilisti – etc.
Set 20 years after the original, Mary Poppins Returns follows the titular character in Depression-era London, where her gifted Nanny skills are yet again required by an older Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw).
Other stars who appear in the new trailer include Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep, who plays Mary’s eccentric cousin Topsy Turvy.
Director Rob Marshall – the vision behind the musicals Chicago and Into the Woods – said in a statement: “I am truly humbled and honored to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen.
“The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation.”
Mary Poppins Returns is due for release on 25 December, making it the longest gap between live-action film sequels in history.
Listen to a teaser of the brand new track, Can You Imagine That, in the trailer below.