'Mary Poppins Returns' Sequel In 'Early Stages' At Disney

A Mary Poppins Returns sequel is looking likely as director Rob Marshall says the team are already working on a follow-up.

Everyone's favourite nanny returned last year as she revisited a grown-up Jane and Michael Banks. Before Mary's visit, bank teller Michael learnt that his house would be repossessed unless he could pay back a loan.

And just when it seemed like everything was going wrong, Michael and his sister received the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins arrived to help, taking the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.

Marry Poppins could be returning to the big screen again. (Credit: Disney)
Marry Poppins could be returning to the big screen again. (Credit: Disney)

The sequel to the 1964 film was released on the 21st December 2018 and has so far made over £203million at box offices worldwide.

Although the end of the most recent film saw Emily Blunt disappear into the clouds with her umbrella and bag of tricks she could be making a return.

Director Rob Marshall confirmed to The Sun that the production team are already looking at a follow-up, which would see Emily Blunt return.

The practically perfect nanny returned to help a grown up Michael Banks. (Credit: Disney)
The practically perfect nanny returned to help a grown up Michael Banks. (Credit: Disney)

He said: "It is early stages but I will say right now that there were eight books, so there's a lot of great material still to mine. That's what we worked from, those incredible eight books of P.L. Travers. So, you know..."

Rob also claimed that the franchise could just keep going and going, like James Bond and Star Wars.

He said: "Listen, how many Star Wars films have there been, you know what I mean? Or James Bond films. If there's a great character and story to tell, why not?"

Hopefully Emily Blunt returns as Mary. (Credit: Disney)
Hopefully Emily Blunt returns as Mary. (Credit: Disney)

Even Producer John DeLuca also thinks a third film will happen and spoke very highly of Emily's performance in the role of the nanny.

He said: "Emily does light up when she speaks to me about it. And if the people want it, I think it will happen."

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Bethany Gleave

Bethany Gleave is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52 and joined the team in 2018. She is a Multimedia Journalism graduate from the University of Salford, and started her career at a national press agency, writing breaking and trending news for the national newspapers.

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