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Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins - First Look 'Mary Poppins Returns' Photo!

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins - First Look 'Mary Poppins Returns' Photo!

Take a look at Emily Blunt in costume as Mary Poppins for Mary Poppins Returns on the cover of EW.

“The bar is so high for this,” director Rob Marshall, said of the film. “But to be able to walk in the footsteps of this beautiful story about a woman who brings magic to this family that’s looking for wonder and hope and joy in their lives… I feel a great responsibility and reverence every day. We all feel it. We’re just lifting it up to get there with the right intentions behind it.”

The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep).

The movie doesn’t hit theaters until December 25, 2018! For more from the cast, visit EW.com.

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