Emily Blunt Is The New Mary Poppins

The rumours have finally been confirmed

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After more than 50 years since the Disney original, Mary Poppins is coming back to our screens played by the actress Emily Blunt. 

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The sequel titled 'Mary Poppins Returns' focuses on Jane and Michael Banks who are now all grown up with troublesome children of their own.  

Britain's most loved nanny makes her return in order to bring back joy in to the lives of the Banks family who suffer a personal loss. 

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Emily Blunt will play the role made famous by Dame Julie Andrews, who won an Oscar for her 1964 performance.

The news comes in the lead up to October's release of the upcoming thriller 'The Girl On The Train', the adaptation of Paula Hawkin's best-selling novel. Blunt plays the gritty, anti-heroine Rachel Watson, who investigates the disappearance of a young woman.

Her character in this film seems worlds apart from the all-singing and all-dancing Mary Poppins who possesses unique magical skills. 

However, we have great faith that Emily will do the role justice and bring back the childlike wonder of the original film and present the great Mary Poppins in all her glory to a whole new generation. 

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