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'Mary Poppins Returns' Begins Production, Official Plot Revealed

Emily Blunt is set to play the world’s most beloved nanny in Mary Poppins Returns and the official synopsis for the movie has been revealed!

Production has begun on the film, co-starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, and directed by Rob Marshall.

Also starring in the movie, set to be released on Christmas Day 2018, are Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. The new Banks children will be played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson.

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Dick Van Dyke Remembers Longtime Friend Mary Tyler Moore

Dick Van Dyke has penned a lovely letter in honor of his The Dick Van Dyke Show co-star Mary Tyler Moore.

The 91-year-old actor starred alongside her from 1961 to 1966, and they stayed friendly up until her death this week.

“[Mary] had us all laughing after a couple of episodes. She just grabbed onto the character and literally turned us into an improv group, it was so well-oiled. That show was the best five years of my life,” Dick wrote for THR about the show.

“In 2012, I got to present her with her SAG Life Achievement award,” Dyke also wrote about Mary. “She had moved to upstate New York and was already beginning to succumb to the diabetes, so outside of talking to her and her husband Robert, I didn’t see her unless it was an occasion like the SAG Awards. That night, she had trouble seeing, so they had to bring her onstage in the dark. For me, it was a payoff moment. A culmination. Outside of her family, I don’t think there was anyone more proud of her than I was. Just to watch her grow was such a thrill for me. She left an imprint on television comedy.”

Our thoughts continue to be with Mary‘s family and friends.

MORE: Mary Tyler Moore Tribute Set For CBS This Thursday

Dick Van Dyke to Make Cameo in 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Dick Van Dyke has confirmed that he will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming movie Mary Poppins Returns!

The sequel to the classic movie musical will star Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is set to hit theaters on December 25, 2018.

“This one supposedly takes place 20 years later and the kids are all grown up,” Dick told THR. “It’s a great cast – Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and that guy from Hamilton.”

“I think it’s the worst thing you can do,” he added. “Certain people who do retire suddenly age. I think you have to stay active.”

Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke Might Appear in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel!

Cool news! It is being reported that Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke are going to make appearances in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel!

Mary Poppins Returns is set to star Emily Blunt as the title character while Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a Bert-like character. Meryl Streep will be playing the title nanny’s cousin Topsy.

“Plans are underway” for the original movie’s stars to appear in the sequel, according to E! News.

Julie won an Oscar for her work as Mary Poppins in the first movie, which won five Academy Awards in total.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Play New Role in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel

Lin-Manuel Miranda is in talks to play a new role in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel!

The 36-year-old entertainer, who stars in and created Broadway’s smash hit musical Hamilton, will play Jack, who is a character similar to that of Bert, played by Dick Van Dyke in the original film.

The movie will “center on the now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks who have experienced a personal loss that results in the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt). She teams up with her lamplighter friend Jack (Miranda) to help the family,” according to THR.

Rob Marshall, who has previously directed the movie musicals Chicago and Into the Woods, will direct the movie. Hairspray writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are writing new songs for the film.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Mary Poppins sequel?

Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke Reunite at 'Saving Mr. Banks' Premiere!

  • Check out original Mary Poppins co-stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke at the Saving Mr. Banks premiere – Huffington Post
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  • NBC plans for another live musical for 2014 – Entertainment Weekly
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  • Adriana Lima and Karlie Kloss spread holiday cheer – Hollywood Tuna
  • Airline provides a Christmas miracle for passengers – Towleroad
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  • Big: 25th Anniversary Edition, a classic 80′s movie comes out on Blu-Ray for the first time starring Tom Hanks. This classic comedy follows a 12-year-old boy wishes he was big and learns that being an adult has its own challenges in life.
  • Futurama, Vol 8, from Simpsons creator, Matt Groening, the 8th volume of the sci-fi animated comedy is also available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Dick Van Dyke Rescued From Flaming Car

Dick Van Dyke barely escaped death after his car burst into flames on an L.A. freeway on Monday (August 19), according to TMZ.

The 87-year-old Mary Poppins actor… was pulled out of the car by a man named Jason Pennington, who saw him struggling while driving along the 101 freeway.

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After Dick was pulled from the burning Jaguar, he was luckily not injured and didn’t need any medical attention.

He was then picked up by his wife Arlene Silver since his car was completely destroyed by the flames.

We are so happy that Dick Van Dyke is safe and sound!