Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known as the writer and star of the Broadway smash Hamilton, but pretty soon, he may be just as well-known for his work in Disney musicals. After snagging an Oscar nomination for his songwriting work on Moana, Miranda steps in front of the camera in Mary Poppins Returns, where he plays a singing and dancing lamplighter named Jack. With Dick Van Dyke’s Burt nowhere to be seen, Jack gets to fill that role in Rob Marshall’s sequel to the Disney classic. It certainly helps that Jack grew up as Burt’s young protege.

When we visited the set of Mary Poppins Returns last year, we sat down with Miranda for a moderated Q&A. He spoke about the differences between working on stage musicals and film musicals, his fondness for the original movie, and getting to meet (and work with) the legendary Dick Van Dyke.

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Any actress who dares take over the role of Mary Poppins from the great Julie Andrews is asking for trouble. Few characters are so iconic, so tied to a single performer. But not every actress is Emily Blunt, the phenomenally talented performer who can play everything from English royalty to badass alien killers. If anyone can play everyone’s favorite magical nanny, it’s her.

While visiting the set of Mary Poppins Returns last year, we were able to spend a few minutes with Blunt for a moderated Q&A, where she spoke about taking over an iconic character, stumbling through dance sequences, and making Mary Poppins her own.

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Last year, I flew across the Atlantic Ocean to visit London, England. Specifically, I visited London, England so I could visit a recreation of London, England on a series of sound stages at Shepperton Studios. But this wasn’t just any recreation of London. This was the London of Mary Poppins Returns, a London full of magic and whimsy and yes, lots and lots of music.

A direct sequel to the 1964 original, Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as the magical nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, her new partner-in-song-and-dance. Rob Marshall, the director of Chicago and Into the Woods, is behind the camera and everything we saw on set suggests that this movie should be a delight.

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mary poppins returns trailer

Remember Mary Poppins? She’s back, in sequel form. Mary Poppins Returns resurrects everyone’s favorite supernatural nanny, with Emily Blunt taking over for Julie Andrews. The film finds Mary back to help the next generation of the Banks family, and yes, it looks whimsical as hell. Watch the Marry Poppins Returns trailer below.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns

Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns couldn’t be more different, but the two potential blockbusters have one thing in common: each one has a brand new photo that’s just hit the Internet. Below, you’ll find a new picture of Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns and an image of Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in Aquaman staring up at a hologram of the king of Atlantis. Read More »

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The 1964 Mary Poppins was practically perfect in every way. From the songs to the dance sequences to the immeasurable Julie Andrews, the original Mary Poppins deserves its place as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time.

So director Rob Marshall and star Emily Blunt have quite a task on their hands with the highly anticipated sequel Mary Poppins ReturnsCould this sequel live up to the original’s candy-coated fever dream? The ominous first trailer didn’t seem to indicate as much, but a new Mary Poppins Returns image suggests that the sequel will still be the cheery and whimsical Mary Poppins that we remember.

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Indiana Jones 5 release date

Dr. Jones is moving to 2021. Disney has set a new Indiana Jones 5 release date after recent word that a new screenwriter was being brought in. In addition to Indy 5, Disney has locked down new release dates for the Rock’s Jungle Cruise, the sequel Maleficent 2Marry Poppins Returns, and an Untitled Marvel Movie that may or may not be Black Panther 2.

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mary poppins returns trailer

Disney dropped the highly-anticipated Mary Poppins Returns trailer during the Academy Awards, and the result is…kind of ominous? This may not be the best way to sell your big musical sequel, but it’s certainly attention-grabbing. Watch the Mary Poppins Returns trailer below.

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Disney movie photos

Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a handful of new images from the studio’s slate of upcoming films, attaching new photos for films like Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Panther, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and more in a press release. Take a closer look at all of the new photos below.
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D23 Expo 2017

This past weekend, our own Peter Sciretta journeyed to the 2017 D23 Expo to learn all about the various movies Disney and its many partners will be bringing us over the next few years. We learned the latest on Pixar’s upcoming slate, watched footage from upcoming Disney animation projects, watched teasers for upcoming Disney live-action movies, went behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, watched the first footage from Avengers: Infinity War, and saw all kinds of plans for Disney’s upcoming theme park expansions.

Here is all of our coverage in one place.

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