Let’s go fly a kite! Disney released their first teaser for the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, and we’re ready for the magic.
It’s definitely got that whimsical feel, as a strong and curious wind blows through a London neighborhood. It blows free a beat-up looking kite, which starts to float in the air. Lin-Manuel Miranda, as Jack, the friendly street lamplighter, then rides up on a bicycle to watch the kite fly by.
The kite continues its path, as a small boy, Georgie Banks, chases it through the park. The kid grabs the kite’s tails and begins to fly it properly, as Miranda joins in to help. Two more children run over, as Miranda and Georgie wrestle with the kite. Suddenly, the clouds part and there’s Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt), holding onto the kite as she’s floating down.
Cut to grown-up Michael Banks (Ben Whislaw) and his sister, Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer), exclaiming to Mary how wonderful it is to see her again. “Yes, it is, isn’t it?” Mary tells her reflection in the mirror, as she walks away – but her reflection just watches her. Collectively now… awww!
Watch the teaser above!
Here’s the official synopsis: “Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy.
The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.”
Directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee, the music is also by Marc Shaiman with songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Mary Poppins Returns to theaters Christmas Day.