When I read that Walt Disney studios were doing another Mary Poppins film, I was dismayed, thinking that they were doing a remake of the classic original that I enjoyed and could only compare unfavorably with the original. But the new Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake but a sequel that shifts the story to 25 years later, though Poppins remains a young woman. Emily Blunt takes over the role immortalized by Julie Andrews and returns to the same house to assist the two children in the original who are now adults and dealing with their own problems. Dick Van Dyke also appears in the film, not as the chimney sweep Bert but as the son of the head of the bank and thus without the atrocious Cockney accent that he was forever being asked about. Lin-Manuel Miranda seems to be the new chimney sweep.
The trailer looks pretty promising. The film releases on December 19.