Back in 1964, Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews created a masterpiece with Mary Poppins. It’s a classic, and you know what Hollywood must do with classics, right? Ruin them by remaking them for a new generation.
Obviously there have been exceptions. Most recently with The Jungle Book, so it is possible to bring a classic film back to life.
And we think Disney is on the right track with Mary Poppins Returns. They have the talented Emily Blunt in the leading role, and they also convinced Lin-Manuel Miranda to join the cast. If, for some reason, you don’t know who Miranda is, just put in “Hamilton” on Spotify and say goodbye to your life.
Photos have been released on Twitter, and they’re giving us our first real look at Miranda in costume on the set of the film.
We’re not sure how big his role in the movie will be, but even if he doesn’t spend a lot of time in front of the camera, we know his genius will spread behind-the-scenes.
We have to imagine he’s helping Disney create a fresh sound for this sequel. That’s probably the main reason they invited him to join the movie.
It’s set to be released Dec 25, 2018. Still have almost two years to wait. We apologize for teasing you.[mashshare]