'Mary Poppins Returns' and so does the bright and sunny Emily Blunt we have been missing since 'The Girl on the Train'
Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins is a sure treat for her fans because watching her writhing in pain in both 'The Girl on the Train' and 'A Quiet Place' is not something we enjoyed
"The magic always returns," promises the trailer for the upcoming, highly anticipated reboot of Mary Poppins, starring Emily Blunt and let us just say, we are really glad to have her playing lighthearted, slice of life roles, after two back to back dark, gritty portrayals in the films 'The Girl on the Train,' and 'A Quiet Place'!
With the film releasing this December 19, the recent trailer and sneak peek into the upcoming Disney adaptation of the Julie Andrews starrer classic is reminiscent in more than just the film's context. Especially with Blunt playing the titular role, it is a flashback of her works in the past. Like the no-nonsense magazine assistant in 'Devil Wears Prada,' and of course - her musical skills that come as a trait of the character in the upcoming film - reminding viewers of her role in 'Into the Woods' where the same skills were on full display.
And this is a sure treat for her fans because let's be real - watching her writhing in pain in both 'The Girl on the Train' and 'A Quiet Place' is not something we enjoyed, despite the brilliant acting, and stories of both. In 'The Girl on the Train', Blunt played the role of an alcoholic, separated from her troubled husband, still reeling under the past of her flawed marriage as she meandered through the plot to solve a crime mystery. Again, in the dystopian future based 'A Quiet Place', we see a pregnant Blunt living with her family in the midst of the woods where they cannot utter a single sound as that would summon alien like murderous creatures that would kill them.
Both the films were equally painful and had the common sub-plot of a child's death and Blunt's character revolving around the issue. For those who have witnessed Blunt in some of the most stellar classic romcoms would have felt the pangs of pain the actress' characters went through in her last two movies - making this upcoming adaptation of Mary Poppins all the more refreshing to watch because she is finally playing a character that's not riddled with issues and or is a victim of the circumstances.
Here she is the magical and heroic fairy godmother that singlehandedly takes care of the woes riddling the family that Julie Andrews' character of the same name had taken care of in the 1964 fantasy musical. In the recent sneak peek released, Lin-Manuel Miranda plays the role of a street lamplighter Jack who entertains the audience in the auditorium, announcing a special guest in the form of Mary - who is at the show with the Banks children, who she nannies.
An entire crowd of animated characters can be seen cheering for Mary to perform, as she tries to dodge them all claiming she hasn't sung in years. But then she quickly changes her mind, and the rest is classic history. Even in the official trailer, Mary can be seen embodying Julie Andrews' iconic character impeccably - the tone, the aura, and especially - the accent. All over it's a remarkable treat, and much like the character Jack spills in the trailer, "It's a good thing you've come along when you did, Mary Poppins!"