For more than fifty years after the first Mary Poppins film, upcoming sequel has Emily Blunt as the new Mary Poppins managed to reappear in the clouds with a dash of mischief, a dollop of whimsy, and a spoonful of sugar that made the return practically perfect in any way.
Set 25 years after the events of the first film, the sequel finds the titular nanny dropping back in on the Banks children when they’re all grown up. Feisty Jane is following in her activist mother’s footsteps as a labor organizer with no time for romance, and nebbish Michael is reeling from the death of his wife, simultaneously trying to take care of their three children, Annabel, John, and Georgie, while struggling to solve a stressful financial situation. And just at the right moment, Mary Poppins blows back into their lives, reminding the Banks children that there is nothing more valuable than time spent together.
Though it was said that the sequel has a new music and a fresh plot, the story continues where it left off. Decades earlier, Mary had to persuade Mr. Banks to pay attention to his children; now, she has to pull Michael out of his own catastrophic depression so he can tend to his children and save their home from the bank.
Before you could even say the word ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, Mary, the kids and Jack’s lively crew are off on a series of marvelous adventure. And the fun marches down the same 17 Cherry Tree Lane.
Have heard of the rumor about it becoming a franchise? We don’t know that yet because Marry Poppins never explain anything. But we do have lots of other stories about the movie for you. Check out more about Mary Poppins Returns in our magazine.