Could everyone's favorite umbrella-toting nanny return again?
We had to wait more than five decades between the original "Mary Poppins" in 1964 and its sequel, "Mary Poppins Returns," but there's already talk of another. And it sounds like if star Emily Blunt has her way, it won't be just talk. She recently told CBS News that she'd be happy reprise her titular role.
"Yes," she said when asked if she'd want to see a sequel. "I would! I want to be her again."
Blunt added that she likes playing the character and described her as "completely bizarre and unknowable." She also loves that Mary Poppins is "practical, yet magical," as Blunt told CBS News. We're sure it doesn't hurt, either, that the film has prompted Oscar buzz for the actress.
The Rob Marshall-directed film picks up decades after the events of "Mary Poppins," when the nanny's former charge Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) is grown up and has kids of his own. A family tragedy prompts Mary Poppins to return, and she again works her magic. The screenplay was written by David Magee, and he worked on the story with Marshall and John DeLuca.
Given that the film hasn't even opened yet, we're not surprised that a sequel hasn't been confirmed. There's still plenty of time for that, though. And as we know from the beloved character, everything is possible, so it could definitely happen.
"Mary Poppins Returns" opens Dec. 19.
[via: CBS News]
Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins -- the beloved nanny from their childhood -- arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure. Read More