There is wind in the east, there’s a mist coming in, something is brewing, and about to begin on December 19th! This something never brings her resume or references because she meets all qualifications. Here are five reasons to watch the new May Poppins Returns while still giving deference to the first film.
- Emily Blunt – She won’t be wearing Prada but is sure to by practically perfectly stylish in her attire as Mary Poppins. An outspoken advocate for young women, Blunt is also on the board of the American Institute for Stuttering. She has been heard telling people that she is afraid of being in a brutal world and not being able to protect the children. What better role to take on than Mary Poppins, the iconic English magical nanny.
- Dick Van Dyke – Did you realize that Dick Van Dyke took on a dual role in the first “Mary Poppins”, playing the old banker Mr. Dawes Sr.? Well, he did. It took him two hours in makeup to look old for the part. Well, now Van Dyke is actually old, 92 years old to be exact. And he willingly takes on the role of Mr. Dawes Jr in the new film. It’s just Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (We do miss him as Bert, though).
- New Songs: There is a NEW soundtrack of original songs written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman that should appeal to new and old fans of the original 1964 “Mary Poppins” movie, according to media outlets that visited the “Mary Poppins Returns” film set in England. songs in the movie will be “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” “Can You Imagine That,” “The Royal Doulton Music Hall,” “Turning Turtle,” “A Cover Is Not the Book,” Trip a Little Light Fantastic” and “Nowhere to Go But Up.”
- Meryl Streep: Have you beard of “Topsy”, Mary Poppins’ cousin? Streeps brings us this character in all her glory. She lives in a topsy-turvy world and performs an original topsy turvy song, wearing a very very interesting wig!!
- Hoping for a Julie Andrews Cameo? That would be a miracle. And even though miracles take a little time, you would need infinite time: Julie Andrews refused the cameo, saying it would detract from Blunt’s moment in the limelight. Would you like more of an explanation from her? Well she never explains anything.
The question now becomes will the Mary Poppins character at Disney change its tune when it comes to an official photopass photographer being available royalty-free???? My gut instinct is yes. Click here for more.