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Emily Blunt in talks to star in Mary Poppins sequel

The most supercalifragilisticexpialidocious news we've heard all week

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 19 Feb 2016

Emily as Poppins?
Photo: TPG Images; Walt Disney Productions

Disney has another surprise for us!

Emily Blunt has reportedly been in talks to play Mary Poppins in the upcoming sequel to the 1964 musical. The film is set to take place in "Depression-era London 20 years after the first film" and will focus on Mary's continued adventures with the Banks family as chronicled by author P.L. Travers' book series.

We're elated; if anyone had to play the character Julie Andrews brought to life, it would be Emily. She has musical experience and we have no doubt that she'll nail the Mary Poppins look. Also, Emily is not afraid to speak her mind, just like Mary. But can she sing with that pitch perfect, crisp clarity and spot-on diction Julie Andrews had? We're crossing our fingers. 

Disney better not mess this up! All together now...

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