The highly-anticipated sequel to the 1964 classic movie will be released on Christmas Day 2018.

By Nora Horvath
March 05, 2018

During the 90th Academy Awards last night, Disney debuted the first official teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the beloved 1964 Mary Poppins movie starring Julie Andrews.

The new adaption will star Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, along with a star-studded cast that includes Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Lin-Manuel Miranda playing Jack, a lamplighter.

The upcoming sequel will be released on Christmas Day 2018. Until then, here are three other things to know about the movie.

The new story will include many of the original characters 

According to IMDB, the sequel's storyline will follow the now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, the beloved children from the original movie, as Mary Poppins comes to visit them as adults during a time of personal turmoil. Fans of the original will be able to see their favorite characters on the big screen once again as Mary becomes a caregiver for Michael’s children.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s character in Mary Poppins Returns is an apprentice to Bert from the original story

While Jack will be a new character to audiences, in an interview with Variety in 2016, Miranda revealed that Jack grew up an apprentice to Bert, the chimney sweep. While Dick Van Dyke read the part of Bert with a highly-criticized Cockney accent, it is unclear if whether Miranda will also tackle the challenging accent in his adaption. 

Dick Van Dyke will make a cameo appearance in the film

The beloved actor will not reprise his role as the legendary chimney sweep Bert, but will appear instead as the son of the penny-pinching banker Mr. Dawes.