Walt Disney Studios have released the official trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt in the title role, and it’s just the spoonful of sugar we all need.
The film, set in London 25 years after the events of the first film starring Julie Andrews, stars Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw as the original Banks children, Jane and Michael. After Michael and his three children suffer a loss, Mary Poppins comes to the rescue, umbrella in hand.
“You seem hardly to have aged at all,” a shocked Michael tells Poppins during the trailer, to which she replies: “Really? One never discusses a woman’s age, Michael. Would have hoped I taught you better.”
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as a street lamp lighter named Jack (complete with Cockney accent), who joins Poppins and the next generation of Banks children in a magical animated landscape with dancing dolphins.
The trailer also shows footage of Dick Van Dyke apparently reprising his role as Mr. Dawes Sr. In the original film Van Dyke wore prosthetics to age up, but the 92-year-old had no need of them this time around — and fans are shocked at how the character hasn’t seemed to have changed at all.