WandaVision Consulted Dick Van Dyke

Marvel debuted the first two episodes of their new Disney+ series WandaVision this past weekend. The series finds Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living a literal sitcom marriage in the style of classic TV shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched. Director Matt Shakman perfectly captured the style of those vintage programs, right down to the practical visual effects and the black and white cinematography, and he got some guidance from the perfect resource.

Matt Shakman previously mentioned that he met with Dick Van Dyke to get a better vibe of the making of classic television so many decades ago. Now he’s opened up a little bit more about the meeting, which took place at Club 33, the exclusive private club located within Disneyland above the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Not only is it nice to hear that Dick Van Dyke was kind and helpful, but he seems to know little to nothing about the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More »

Mary Poppins Returns Synopsis

Disney is continuing to dig around in their vault for new movies inspired by their old movies with Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the 1964 live-action musical classic Mary Poppins that will have Emily Blunt stepping up to play the titular nanny instead of Julie Andrews. The film won’t arrive until Christmas Day in 2018, but production has already begun at Shepperton Studios in Shepperton, Surrey, England.

Along with Disney’s announcement of the commencement of production, the full cast has been confirmed (most of which we already knew about), and the official synopsis has been revealed as well. Check out the Mary Poppins Returns synopsis and more details after the jump. Read More »

Dick Van Dyke Will Be in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Mary Poppins - Dick Van Dyke as Bert

Mary Poppins Returns will largely feature a brand-new cast, with Emily Blunt stepping into the title role, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer playing the Banks children, Lin-Manuel Miranda playing Mary’s new buddy Jack, and more. But they’re also making room for one of the classic stars. Dick Van Dyke has confirmed he will return for the new film, which takes place about 20 years after the events of the original. Van Dyke played Bert, the chimney sweep with the atrocious Cockney accent, in the 1964 movie.

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