Disney is reportedly in the early stages of development for a sequel to Mary Poppins Returns.
The second film based on the book series by P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins Returns has already managed to earn over $260 million at the box office. Now, reports suggest that Mary Poppins will return sooner than anyone expected.
According to The Sun, executives at Disney are in the initial stages of plotting out a sequel to the film. Rob Marshall, who directed Mary Poppins Returns, will likely return for the next film alongside star Emily Blunt. Speaking at a event for BAFTA nominees, Marshall said, "It is early stages, but I will say right now that there were eight books, so there’s a lot of great material still to mine. That’s what we worked from, those incredible eight books of P.L. Travers. So, you know..."
"Emily does light up when she speaks to me about it. And if the people want it, I think it will happen,” producer John DeLuca added.
Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, Lin-Manuel Miranda as the lamplighter Jack, Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen, and Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson as the Banks children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins, Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin Topsy, Angela Lansbury as the Balloon Lady and and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character. The film is currently in theaters nationwide.