|Directed by||:||Rob Marshall||Produced by||:||Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt||Story by||:||David Magee, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca||Based on||:||Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers||Starring||:||Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep||Production company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions||Distributed by||:||Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures||Release date||:||December 19, 2018 (United States)||Country||:||United States|
Mary Poppins Returns is an upcoming American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee, from a story by Magee, Marshall, and John DeLuca. Based on the book series by P. L. Travers and a sequel film to 1964's Mary Poppins, the film stars Emily Blunt as the title character, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep in supporting roles. Van Dyke is the only actor from the original to return, portraying the son of one of his original characters. Set in 1935 London, 25 years after the events of the original film, it sees Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, returning after a family tragedy.