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We Can’t Think of a Reason to Hate the ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel

by matt baume February 19, 2016

Emily_Blunt_(8116086140)On one hand, we are horrified by the prospect of a Mary Poppins sequel. The 1964 Walt Disney musical about an undocumented worker magical nanny in 1910 London is a bona-fide classic that made Julie Andrews a household name.

On the other hand … anything that gives the world more Emily Blunt couldn’t possibly be a bad thing, could it? And hey, more big-budget female-led movies is definitely a thing worth happening.

We know very very little about Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins sequel, aside from some basic details: Rob Marshall is directing, which could go very well — he also directed Chicago in 2002 and one of the Pirates movies. He also did Nine, which is an acquired taste, and Into the Woods, which, you know, it was what it was. Anyway he’s gay so that might give this movie a queer edge?

Marc Platt’s producing — he was also on Into the Woods and has credits that include Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Wicked on Broadway and Adele Dazeem’s lovely show If/Then. He’s not the worst, and if anyone was to be involved in a re-imagining of Mary Poppins, he’s probably got the best chance of success.

But the best news is that Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will compose the songs — the guys from Hairspray and Smash and Catch me if you Can and a bunch of other stuff. OK!

Apparently this film’s going to be set 20 years after the original and is based on some of the other books in the series written by P.T. Travers. We don’t hate this. At least, not yet.

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