When the news dropped that Disney was actually making a new Mary Poppins movie, people were furious. In a day and age where almost everything that comes out is either a reboot, remake or adaption, you'd think that we'd expect something like this from Hollywood.
But nope, the news of a brand new adventure starring the lovable singing nanny of our childhoods caught us in shock and awe. Like I said, a lot of people were downright infuriated that Disney would even attempt to do such a thing! The news that it was a sort of sequel, and not a remake did simmer things down a bit, but not by much.
But obviously, I'm one of the few people that feels this way. The internet made sure to give me a lot of proof of that, in the form of some rather negative comments.
I absolutely understand why so many people aren't too keen on the idea of a brand new Mary Poppins coming to the big screen. After all, this is people's childhood, Disney is treading on some thin ice.
But, if you still aren't behind the idea of this new Mary Poppins, some recent news may just convince you. It didn't take long after the announcement of Mary Poppins 2 (not the official title, but very well could be) for people to start wondering who would play Mary.
Personally, I really wish Julie Andrews would have returned. Julie played Mary Poppins in the original movie, and since then has gone on to become the sweetest old British lady since the Queen! Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Disney is looking to bring her back for another round.
Fortunately, Disney is looking at a certain talented actress who could absolutely play the part well. Den of Geek is reporting that Disney already has a shortlist of actresses made for the role of Mary Poppins. And who is at the very top of that list you might ask? Emily Blunt!
Emily Blunt pretending to be surprised at this news
Yes, Emily Blunt, the awesome British-American actress who always manages to steal the show no matter what film she's in! Emily has been in the spotlight recently, thanks to roles in films like Edge of Tomorrow and Into The Woods. She's also been the subject of another Disney related casting rumor, that of Carol Danvers in the upcoming Marvel movie Captain Marvel! It's no surprise that Disney wants her, but this doesn't necessarily mean they'll get her.
While she may be at the top of the list, it doesn't look like there has been any actual discussion with Blunt, so it's unknown if she even wants the role at all. But I'm seriously hoping that she does! While I still really would love Julie Andrews to return, Emily Blunt is the best new face you could get to play Mary Poppins!
But there are some people who are not quite familiar with Emily Blunt, and are probably wondering why Disney wants her. Well, wonder no more! Here are some pretty good reasons for why Disney should want Emily Blunt as their new Mary Poppins!