The first trailer for Mary Poppins Returns has been released, and it sees Emily Blunt taking on the role of the iconic nanny more than 50 years after the original film was released.
Although remaining teasingly vague, the first trailer offers a brief glimpse of 1930s London and a very welcome return to Cherry Tree Lane.
We’re also given our first glimpse of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as lamplighter Jack, who is seen flying a kite (what else?) with a young boy before the titular nanny makes her entrance at the end of the clip.
After flying in with her umbrella, Poppins is then seen returning to the same home that acted as the setting of the original, where she’s greeted by a now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks (played respectively by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw).
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“Mary Poppins! It is wonderful to see you”, Michael Banks excitedly confirms at the end of the clip.
“Yes, it is, isn’t it?”, she affirms in response.
The trailer made its debut during the Academy Awards last night, and comes ahead of the film’s release on Christmas Day.
The Disney film is directed by Chicago helmer Rob Marshall, and also sees a welcome return for 91-year-old Dick Van Dyke, who played chimney sweep Burt in the original. He will take on the role of Mr Dawes Jr.