Emily Blunt in Talks to Play Full Metal Mary Poppins in Movie Sequel
Full Metal Nanny
Disney must have really enjoyed Emily Blunt’s performance in Into the Woods because as it turns out, she’s being tapped to play Mary Poppins in a sequel to the classic movie. Rob Marshall, the director behind Into the Woods, is also directing the sequel, so I suppose it makes sense then that he’s going to work with talent that he knows will do well.
Just like the original, this upcoming sequel will be a live action musical, except it’s set 20 years into the future. It’s very much a direct sequel, not a remake or reboot, so it’ll be interesting to see how they write Mary Poppins a new face. Longshot theory: they finally confirm that Poppins is a Time Lady, and she’s regenerated with Blunt’s face. Come on, Disney. Make my fanfic come true.
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