Early last year, it was announced that Emily Blunt had been cast as the titular character in Disney's upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.
Because let's be honest, who could ever replace this queen?
Apparently Andrews didn't want to distract from Blunt's performance, saying:
This is Emily’s show, and I really want it to be Emily’s show. I don’t want it to be, “Oh, here comes that Mary Poppins.” I don’t want that. I really want her to take this and run with it, because she will be brilliant.
And — despite looking pretty phenomenal in costume — Blunt, herself, knows that she has big shoes to fill.
Disney also released this teaser trailer at the Expo and it's honestly got me so hyped for December (of 2018 — ugh, so far away).
The sequel (which will take place 25 years after the original, in1935) will show Mary Poppins return to help now grown-up siblings Jane and Michael Banks, and Michael's three children, cope after a family tragedy. Lin Manuel-Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke, and Angela Lansbury have also been cast in various roles.