New Mary Poppins film is NOT a remake


Mary Poppins

by Anna Lewis |
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It was a few weeks ago that Disney revealed that it was working on a live action sequel to Mary Poppins. And we nearly burst into flames we were so excited.

And now the film’s director Rob Marshall, who has worked on* Into The Woods* and* Pirates Of The Caribbean,* has spoken about Mary Poppins 2 (we hope they come up with a better name) for the first time, saying it will NOT be a remake of the original 1964 film.

Speaking to Vulture, Rob said that "it is not a new Mary Poppins", and that "[author] P L Travers wrote eight books altogether. They worked from the first book, and we are working from the other books, not touching the iconic brilliance of Mary Poppins".

"This is an extension", he added. "I’m a huge fan of the original, and I’m a very good friend of Julie Andrews, and I hold it in such awe".

"There is all this new material — it was the Harry Potter of its time — and they were never turned into anything further than that adventure".

There's still no release date for Mary Poppins 2.

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