The mystical nanny is back to bring some much-needed cheer to the Banks children and moviegoers alike. Check out the new trailer for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns above.
The new movie musical, directed by Rob Marshall, stars Emily Blunt (no stranger to Rob Marshall-helmed Disney movie musicals, following Into the Woods) as Mary Poppins, with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the optimistic lamplighter, and Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer as the grown-up Banks children, Michael and Jane.
The film arrives in theatres December 19 (a week earlier than the originally announced Christmas Day release).
The official trailer offers a taste of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's new score, Miranda's cockney accent, Meryl Streep and Angela Lansbury in all sorts of eccentric drag, and an animated day-glo oasis reminiscent of sequences from the original 1964 film.
Set 25 years after the original, Mary Poppins Returns follows Michael Banks and his three children as they mourn the sudden loss of his wife. In a quest to bring light back into their lives, Mary returns to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane to take the family through a fantasy-filled trip around London and beyond. The all-star cast also includes Colin Firth, original Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke, and Julie Walters.
The trailer arrives hot on the heels of more Poppins-related news: The stage production will return to London's West End—where it premiered 14 years ago—with a cast led by Zizi Strallen and Hello, Dolly! alum Charlie Stemp.