Last week, we found out that production is under way for Mary Poppins Returns and we could not contain our excitement! The film is an all-new sequel to Disney’s 1964 classic Mary Poppins. As we previously found out, Emily Blunt will be taking on the role of Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will be playing a street lamplighter named Jack. Now, we have even more amazing news: Angela Lansbury will be joining the cast of Mary Poppins Returns as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins books.
Angela Lansbury is one of our absolute favorite people of all time, and a wonderful member of the Disney family. She is a five-time Tony Award winner, has three Academy Award nominations, and one honorary Academy Award. She of course also voices Mrs. Potts from the animated classic Beauty and the Beast, and starred in Bedknobs and Broomsticks. We just love her so much!
Based on everything we know so far about Mary Poppins Returns, it’s going to be absolutely amazing! Counting the days until December 25, 2018 when we can see it!