– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Who needs a Mary Poppins sequel? That was our mindset when it was announced that Disney would be revisiting the world created by its beloved adaptation of the P.L. Travers novel. It was an astounding musical that shaped the childhood of countless folks around the world. Along with many of Disney’s classics, this one was firmly in the realm of “why would you even bother?”

However, our tune changed a bit when it was revealed that Emily Blunt would be playing the titular nanny in Mary Poppins Returns, and that musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda would also be joining the fun as a lamplighter. But, of course, a great cast isn’t a guarantee of great movie, and while spirits are high, we’ve had very little to see of the finished product thus far.

And let’s be real, why would we? The film is still well over a year from its October 2018 release, and still has a lot of work needed before things truly start to take shape. However, the good folks over at EW have a new issues coming up, and in it we see a new look at Blunt as Mary Poppins, as well as several images that feature Miranda and the Banks family. The images consist of set photos and concept art.

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With all the bright colors, there’s no doubt they’re doing their best to emulate the vibrant look of technicolor from decades past. But will this result in a convincing and enjoyable film? Again, it’ll all hinge on the story and the screenplay. That being said, they are fighting an uphill battle. We see reboots and remakes on a near-daily basis, and audiences are constantly looking for a reason NOT to like one of these films.

Can Mary Poppins Returns overcome this negative stigma? It seems they may be well on their way, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Do these images get you any more excited for Mary Poppins Returns? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.