The first full-length trailer for “Mary Poppins Returns” has been released. In the trailer, we see that the magical nanny Mary Poppins is back. This time, she’s here to take care of the children of Michael Banks, who was cared for by Mary Poppins when he was a boy in the original Disney motion picture.
In the film, Michael Banks and his family are astonished that Mary Poppins hasn’t aged a bit. That’s done through the Hollywood magic of hiring a younger actor, Emily Blunt, to replace an older actor, Julie Andrews, who originated the role in 1964. Also included in the cast in this sequel which comes 54 years after the original, are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury and Meryl Streep.
Also included in the cast is one of the stars from the original “Mary Poppins“. Comedy icon Dick Van Dyke is back. In the first film which was only the 3rd movie in his career, Van Dyke played Bert, the jack-of-all-trades with the horrible cockney accent as well as Mr. Dawes Sr., the old crusty bank director. In the sequel, Dick Van Dyke once again plays the banker, but it’s Mr. Dawes Jr., the son of the character he originally portrayed. The father and son characters bare a striking resemblance to each other.
“Mary Poppins Returns” will have the benefit of much better special effects in scenes where the nanny and the children transport themselves to a cartoon world, although much of the animation looks very similar to the original musical. However, one scene that you’ll see in the trailer below required no special effects and it’s every bit as remarkable as the ones using CGI. For a quick second, at the 2:06 mark when Dick Van Dyke appears in the credits, you’ll see him doing a song-and-dance number while tap dancing on top of his desk. The dancing is all Van Dyke and pretty incredible considering that the actor is now 92 years old.
Twitter was filled with praise, amazement, tears, nostalgia and plenty of heartfelt feelings for Dick Van Dyke’s appearance in the new trailer. You can see some of the sentiments for the nonagenarian comedian as well as watch the new full-length “Mary Poppins Returns” preview below.
Literally relive the magic of “Mary Poppins” when “Mary Poppins Returns” flies (via umbrella) into theaters nationwide just in time for Christmas on December 19th.
DICK VAN DYKE IS 92 YEARS OLD
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) September 17, 2018
I cried during gym because I watched this. Dick Van Dyke is back and I cried. I love Mary Poppins so much, you have no idea. https://t.co/vbCwsdmz59
— ✨✨Maggie I✨✨ (@maggie_1277) September 17, 2018
— T (@T__Bird_) September 17, 2018
— Ryan McCabe (@ryanmccabe) September 17, 2018