MARY POPPINS 2
1964’ s Mary Poppins may be the gold standard when it comes to Boxing Day comfort viewing – practically perfect in every way, you might say – but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from pulling a desperately belated sequel out of its chim chim cher- ee. Yes, Disney has just hired the team behind fairytale- mashing musical Into The Woods – including director Rob Marshall – to create a new adventure for the otherworldly English nanny, played by Julie Andrews back in ’ 64, of course. Rumoured to be set in the 1930s, some 20 years after the original, the sequel will draw inspiration from other books by Poppins’ creator PL Travers ( prepare for some potential grave- spinning, given her opinion of the first film). So who will hold the flying brolly this time around? Edge Of
Tomorrow’s Emily Blunt is said to be in with a shout – and let’s face it, she’d be supercalifragilisticexpialadocious.