Mary Poppins Returns was one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2018. So, you’re going to be thrilled to hear that the director himself says there’s a sequel on the way.
Speaking to The Sun, director Rob Marshall said the team behind Mary Poppins Returnswere in the ‘early stages’ of working on a follow-up.
‘It is early stages but I will say right now that there were eight books, so there’s a lot of great material still to mine. That’s what we worked from, those incredible eight books of P.L. Travers. So, you know…’
The director also suggested that the franchise could have long-lasting longevity.
‘Listen, how many Star Wars films have there been, you know what I mean? Or James Bond films. If there’s a great character and story to tell, why not?’
Mary Poppins Returns’ producer also commented on the possibility of a sequel – adding that he would definitely want Emily Blunt to reprise the role of the world’s most famous nanny.
‘Emily does light up when she speaks to me about it. And if the people want it, I think it will happen.’
Judging by the fact that Mary Poppins Returns has made more than £150million in less than a month since its Christmas release, another wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world, right?
From ELLE UK