Mary Poppins and her famous umbrella set for return to silver screens in a new Disney musical
September 16, 2015
Mary Poppins, one of the most famous black umbrella carriers the world has ever known is set to make a return to the silver screen in a brand-new musical more than 50 years after the original Disney family-film was released.
The hit 1964 classic, which starred two much-loved actors in Dame Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, was, and still is, a film that captivates audiences globally with its unmistakably memorable songs and enchanting characters.
It has been touted that the new film will be set two decades on from the original, and will be based on the books by Poppins creator P.L. Travers, who Disney made her very own film about when they released Saving Mr. Banks in 2013.
The new film will also be a musical and will have a whole feast if its own songs as opposed to the old favourites we all know, like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
There has been no mention of who will step into Andrews' shoes to play the umbrella-flying nanny.
However, it was disclosed that Rob Marshall, who was the director behind Into The Woods, will lead the project.