Mary Poppins is back—and she’s floating down to Earth on her own coattails.
The teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns debuted at the Oscars Sunday night, giving us our first look at the decades-in-the-making sequel. It doesn’t reveal much, but it does capture the thrill of Mary (Emily Blunt) riding in on a kite in the midst of a blustery day while lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and a young child look on in amazement.
Though characters may not look familiar to us, their names and celebrity portrayals certainly are. Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw play an adult Jane and Michael Banks, giving Mary (and us) old friends to reconnect with.
In the sequel to the beloved 1964 movie, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns to 1930s Depression-era London to help the next generation of Banks children. No one's been flying any kites recently, it seems.
Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are all grown up, and Michael and his three children are living on our beloved Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary returns to bring magic and joy back to the family once more.
We get our first real glimpse of Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, an optimistic streetlamp lighter...