Disney Just Released A Teaser For "Mary Poppins Returns" And I Need This Movie To Come Out, Like, Yesterday

“Practically perfect in every way.”

Early last year, it was announced that Emily Blunt had been cast as the titular character in Disney’s upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.

Early last year, it was announced that Emily Blunt had been cast as the titular character in Disney's upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.

I know, I know. I was skeptical at first, too. Not of Emily's talent, but just of a new Mary Poppins film, in general.

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Because let’s be honest, who could ever replace this queen?

Because let's be honest, who could ever replace this queen?

But Julie actually told Entertainment Tonight she thought that “[Emily] was terrific and the perfect pick.” In fact, according to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Rob Marshall said that Andrews even turned down a cameo role in the new movie in support of Emily.

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This is Emily’s show, and I really want it to be Emily’s show. I don’t want it to be, “Oh, here comes that Mary Poppins.” I don’t want that. I really want her to take this and run with it, because she will be brilliant.

And — despite looking pretty phenomenal in costume — Blunt, herself, knows that she has big shoes to fill.

And — despite looking pretty phenomenal in costume — Blunt, herself, knows that she has big shoes to fill.

Today at the D23 Expo, Blunt said, “No one is ever going to out-Julie Julie Andrews. She’s just unbelievable. There will never be anyone else like her. So I just had to do my version of her and I think we were very loyal to the books.”

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